After Dalot’s impassioned reaction to a challenge involving Mohamed Salah, referee Michael Oliver issued him a yellow card. Dalot’s appeal of a throw-in decision occurred in the last stages of the match, which ended in a scoreless tie. Not even a few seconds later, he was shown a second yellow card for his continued disobedience, which ultimately resulted in his ejection and reduced United to 10 men.
Nevertheless, United supporters were perplexed by Nunez’s ability to avoid such repercussions despite the fact that he had previously expressed his disagreement. Nunez was fortunate enough to avoid receiving a second yellow card after kicking the ball away and sarcastically applauding match officials. However, he was given an early ticket for an incident that involved Jonny Evans. An early booking was issued.
United supporters became irritated as a result of the referee’s judgments, which were inconsistent with one another. They brought attention to the disparity between Nunez’s avoidance of additional punishment despite his acts and Dalot’s removal for dissent, which caused Nunez to be fired.
Although PGMOL chief Howard Webb had earlier underlined the importance of more stringent regulations against dissent, it appeared that these standards were not being adhered to throughout the season, which prompted a call for maintaining continuous enforcement.
Even though Manchester United’s point did not propel them to the top of the Premier League, Arsenal had already surpassed the Reds earlier that day. This was despite the fact that the match at Anfield ended in a draw, which prevented Liverpool from achieving a victory at home for the first time this season. After a turbulent week for United, which included a 3-0 loss at home to Bournemouth and their elimination from the European competition, Erik ten Hag found some relief in the fact that the match ended in a draw.
Despite this, United’s lack of attacking prowess in recent matches continues to be a cause for concern, especially considering that they have only scored in one of their three most recent encounters.