Ancelotti reveals why he received red card after Everton’s 1-1 draw with Man Utd

Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has detailed his conversation with referee Chris Kavanagh, that saw him receive a red card after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin looked to have won it for the hosts in stoppage time, but VAR ruled that Gylfi Sigurdsson was offside and obstructing David de Gea’s view in the build-up.

Ancelotti confronted Kavanagh after the final whistle and he was soon shown a red card afterwards.

“I asked for an explanation [on the VAR call] after the game.

“There was a misunderstanding and I was sent off. I spoke to the referee after the game, but that will remain private. I didn’t disrespect him. We will see,” Ancelotti told reporters.

Regarding the VAR call, he added: “The decision was difficult. From our side we say Gylfi [Sigurdsson] didn’t affect the vision of the goalkeeper and they decided differently.

“Sometimes it is right sometimes it is wrong. But the performance gives us more confidence that we can compete with these teams.

“I don’t think [de Gea’s line of sight was obstructed]. His vision was clear, but the ball moved past really close to [Sigurdsson] – it’s really difficult, it is not an objective decision, it is subjective.”

Ancelotti’s red card came after a feisty 90 minutes in which seven players were booked.

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