Ancelotti sees red after Calvert-Lewin has late strike ruled out

Carlo Ancelotti faces touchline ban after remonstrating with officials at full-time after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late strike is ruled out for offside as Gylfi Sigurdsson was sat in David de Gea’s line of vision

  • Carlo Ancelotti is facing a touchline ban after being sent off at full-time
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin had a late strike ruled out in the 1-1 draw with Man United 
  • The Everton boss was furious with officials and confronted them on the pitch
  • Ancelotti could now have to watch Toffees’ clash with Chelsea from the stands
  • REPORT: Keeper howlers, late VAR drama and a red card for Ancelotti 

Carlo Ancelotti insisted he did not disrespect Chris Kavanagh when he was sent off for remonstrating with the referee after the final whistle.

Everton’s manager could face a suspension from the touchline when he returns to Chelsea next week due to the remarkable scenes at the end of a 1-1 draw with Manchester United that many felt his side should have won.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin had a goal chalked off after it was adjudged Gylfi Sigurdsson was in David De Gea’s vision but Ancelotti was incredulous about the VAR decision and marched onto the pitch at the end to confront Kavanagh.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was sent off after the final whistle for remonstrating with officials

The Italian manager insisted he only asked the match officials why the goal was disallowed

Television cameras picked up Ancelotti saying: ‘I stay here! I stay here! I want an explanation!’; Kavanagh refused to enter into discussions and, instead, brandished a red card. 

The Football Association will now wait to see what is in the official’s report before deciding what action to take.

‘I ask for an explanation after the game,’ said Ancelotti. ‘There was a misunderstanding on the pitch he sent me off. After that I spoke with him calmly in the dressing room. I want to keep the conversation private and he will make a report for the referee. I didn’t disrespect him.

Everton were denied a late winner by VAR when Sigurdsson (centre) was deemed to be offside

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s shot at goal took a big deflection off Harry Maguire (top left)

The ball rolled past Sigurdsson and into the net, but the goal was later ruled out for offside

‘But I understand the end of the game was really exciting. It can happen but we will see if I am banned. It was a difficult decision (for the disallowed goal). 

‘They checked the position of Gylfi, it was offside but in our opinion it didn’t affect the vision of the goalkeeper. In their opinion it did.’

Asked whether he had been sent-off before, Ancelotti raised an eyebrow as only he can and said with a telling smile: ‘It is not the first time and it will not be the last! I never disrespect. It can happen. At the end of the game I was a little bit nervous (tense) and maybe the referee was also. 

Ancelotti was furious as he confronted referee Chris Kavanagh following the late VAR call 

Graeme Souness (L) and Roy Keane (R) agreed it was the correct decision to disallow the goal

‘At the end of the game we spoke friendly. If I am banned, I will be disappointed. But the stand at Stamford Bridge is near the dugout, so I will not be too far away! The second half was a great performance.’

Jordan Pickford was at fault for Manchester United’s equaliser, allowing the ball to dip under his dive; it was the second mistake he has made in a month with England head coach Gareth Southgate at Goodison Park.

‘I will speak with him about what he has to do when he has the ball,’ said Ancelotti. ‘The build-up is important. Sometimes we can build up from the back. In my opinion has to be better. After that the goalkeeper has to save.’

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