Fulham’s Alexander Mitrovic scores ref Chris Kavanagh in FA Cup clash with Man United
Aleksander Mitrović had a moment of madness against Man United with a shot at referee Chris Kavanagh. Fulham imploded at Old Trafford and were leading but he was beaten 3-1 and he was shown three red cards in one minute.
- Alexander Mitrovic was furious after Willian was shown red in handball.
- The Serbian striker interrupted Chris Kavanagh and was immediately sent off
- Fulham manager Marco Silva also saw a deficit when dissent during VAR review
fulham Striker Aleksandr Mitrovic was sent off after pushing referee Chris Kavanagh in an insane moment during the FA Cup defeat 3-1. Manchester United.
The Cottagers led 1-0 in the 70th minute. Jadon Sancho Fending off Bernd Leno and looking poised to level up the hosts before Willian blocked his effort from the line with his hands.
Awarded a corner kick first, Cabana was directed by VAR to the pitchside monitors to see a possible penalty and red card.Cabana ejected Fulham boss before watching replay Marco Silva For lashing out at him on screen and shouting dissenting opinions.
After watching the replay, Cabana made a beeline for Willian and when the referee reached into his pocket for a red card, Mitrovic saw himself being saved and crossed the referee’s path. , tried to get his attention by pushing him.
When a shocked Kavanagh shows a red card to Mitrovic, the Serbian striker continues to punch him while pressing his chest against the referee’s chest before Willian and United goalkeeper David De Gea intervene to pull him off. Retracted the cabana forward.
Fulham striker Alexander Mitrovic shoves referee Chris Kavanagh in a mad moment
Mitrovic continued to confront the referee when he was shown a red card by Cabana
The Serbian striker continued to physically confront the referee after being sent off
Mitrovic was furious after Willian was shown a handball red from Jadon Sancho’s shot.
Fulham had been in the lead up to that point, leading Mitrovic’s goal, but soon surrendered with nine players after Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty. Marcel Savitzer gave United the lead, with Fernandes adding his third in stoppage time to set up his FA Cup semi-final against Brighton at Wembley.
Fulham manager Silva has refused to admit his team has imploded, saying: “No, I don’t think so”. Of course, you shouldn’t be put off by the moment. Of course, if you ask me if I want it to happen, of course not.
“I have to be there. Of course being there is my place. If you ask me if I did something really happy at that moment, of course not.”
“If they ask me if it should be a red card, I have big doubts because I want to know what the referee says about what I said to him.” This is because you have to write something to make it appear.
Former United midfielder Roy Keane has accused the West London team of ‘self-destruction’ that cost them the match.
Keane told ITV that “[it was]self-sabotaging, especially with the incidents regarding penalties, the reaction from managers and players.” “Obviously an emotional match. We were all there and we lost the match in just 90 seconds.”
The Fulham boss was also sent off for dissent during a VAR review of Willian’s handball.
Roy Keane accused Fulham of ‘self-destruction’ that cost Sunday’s game
Bruno Fernandes released the penalty after scoring another late goal.
“And Gabriel [interviewer Clarke] I don’t feel sorry for Fulham because it’s not necessarily about United winning, it’s about Fulham finding ways to lose.
“They can get a kudos or two, but nothing from me. They had their chance and they blew it.”
Mitrovic could face three games plus a lengthy ban, a blow to Fulham’s European hopes.
Former West Ham forward Paolo Di Canio was suspended for 11 games in 1998 for pushing a referee in a similar manner.