Edinson Cavani Should’ve Gotten Red Card Against Everton?

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Edinson Cavani broke the deadlock against Everton in the 89th minute for Manchester United in the Carabao Cup match. The goal came from a stunning strike following a splendid sequence of passes that started from the backline. Anthony Martial scored Manchester United’s 2nd goal of the night just a few minutes later.

Edinson Cavani has now scored 4 goals for The Red Devils, and 2 of them have been against Everton at Goodison Park. He loves playing The Toffees.

Manchester United dominated the game but couldn’t convert their chances early on. Everton were sloppy in possession in parts of the game and solid in others.


Bobby Madley was the referee in the EFL Cup Quarter-finals. It was his first time refereeing a Manchester United game and his first time in Goodison Park in 4 years. And with power comes responsibility.

Madley made a couple of shocking calls during the 90 minutes. The worst one being letting Edinson Cavani off scot-free after he laid his hands on fellow South-American Yerry Mina.

With VAR not in the picture till the Semi-finals of the EFL Cup, it was not rechecked for violent conduct. Bobby Madley also let the Uruguayan off with just a warning. If this decision had gone the other way, maybe Everton could’ve won the game. However, it’s all just speculation.

Everton Boss Carlo Ancelotti had no regrets on the decision however.

“I think it was an unfortunate challenge. Dangerous, yes, but all of the players were at risk I think.”

– Carlo Ancelotti on the Edinson Cavani incident.

Everton are now 25 years without a trophy. This was Everton’s chance to win something and excite the fans. However, Cavani broke their dreams. The Toffees are on a good path under Ancelotti and if they continue playing like they currently do, a trophy will definitely find a place at Goodison Park.

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