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Bruno Fernandes unfairly criticised over incident with Richarlison at Goodison Park

Manchester United were victorious in their quest to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals at Goodison Park.

The Red Devils beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening — after Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial scored two late goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The tie was decided over 90 minutes and wasn’t exempted from a couple of controversial incidents.

In the 51st minute, Cavani somehow got away with choke-slamming Yerry Mina.

Shortly after, the game really became a physical duel.

United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was involved in a collision with Richarlison and the Brazil international had to be taken off with a head injury.

Richarlison had taken a knock by Eric Bailly as the two challenged to win the ball in the air.

Fernandes, however, has been accused of shoving Richarlison in the back.

FotMob ambassador Andy Castell didn’t like what he had seen and shared some footage on Twitter, along with the caption: “Remember all of the ‘Harry Kane will end up causing serious damage to someone eventually if he keeps doing that’.

“Well Kane didn’t, but Bruno Fernandes did.”

Although I’m not sure Castell even knows what point he’s trying to make, Fernandes didn’t see Bailly because Richarlison was blocking his view, so this was hardly intention dangerous play.

It was great to see Rocharlison was able to walk off the pitch, but the Everton medical team appeared to make the correct call to demand a substitute.

After the game, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti refuse to lay the blame on either United player.

“He’s [Richarlison] fine now,” Ancelotti said, as quoted by freelance journalist Richard Buxton. “We are going to check him in the next few days but fortunately he was okay after the game. I think it was an unfortunate challenge. Dangerous, yes, but all the players were at risk.”

United were drawn at home against Man City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

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