Manchester United locked horns with Liverpool on March 17 for a UEFA Europa league match and the final scoreboard displayed 1-1 but there was something that occurred in the match that still continues being talked about and it involves an elbow blow from MarouaneFellaini.
Liverpool came out on top with the victory as they had an aggregate advantage of 3-1 but it’s Fellaini who is receiving the attention from the media and has been placed in the headlines of football websites due to a few actions that he made during the game.
At the 9th minute of the match, Fellaini elbowed Firmino. The Belgian player did not receive an infraction or anything as the referee decided to keep hold of his yellow and red cards instead of displaying them to Fellaini.
In the 2nd half of the match, Fellaini did a similar thing but this time to Liverpool’s Lovren and the referee M.Mazic gave a yellow card to the Belgian but Howard Webb believes that the Belgian player deserved a red card.
Former referee Howard Webb said: “It’s one thing imposing yourself on the game, but another thing being a thug on the pitch. Fellaini can’t play without throwing his elbows around. I think he should have been suspended for the incident in the first leg but UEFA never looked at it. This ongoing battle with Can continues, he throws an arm reckless in my opinion, not violent, worth a yellow card.
“But this one’s a red card. DejanLovren is holding him is that an excuse to throw an arm? No, of course not. He clenches his fist, he puts force into the elbow, the point of the elbow into the back of the head, and he should have been sent off.”