Fulham receive three red cards against Manchester United in penalty chaos

March 19, 2023

Marco Silva, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Willian all saw red in the space of 60 seconds in the FA Cup tie against Man Utd at Old Trafford..

Fulham trio Marco Silva, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Willian all saw red in the space of 60 seconds during Manchester United’s FA Cup clash with Fulham.

The trio were all dismissed by Chris Kavanagh with less than 20 minutes to go and their side 1-0 up at the time, with Willian eventually dismissed for a handball on the line, blocking a shot from Luke Shaw that was certain to go in.

The handball was initially missed by Kavanagh, who was sent to the VAR monitor to review his decision. During his watching of the incident, Fulham boss Silva seemed to encroach on the official and say something as he was shown a straight red card.

After the penalty was given, Mitrovic exchanged some choice words with Kavanagh before pushing him and seeming to square up to him. The fiery Serbian was also shown a straight red and had to be restrained by several of his teammates as he fumed with the decision.

Silva was still barking orders at his side as he left the dugout, with Willian eventually shown the straight red that became inevitable once the spot-kick was given.

Marcus Rashford slotted home the penalty to make it 1-1 before Marcel Sabitzer completely turned the tie on its head within minutes, dinking home Shaw’s cross to make it 2-1 after a short VAR check.

The Austrian’s first goal since arriving on loan from Bayern Munich capped off an incredible 10-minute spell at Old Trafford, with Cottagers boss Silva pictured pacing in the tunnel and watching the final few minutes from a distance.