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Twitter Reacts To Ander Herrera’s Controversial Sending Off During United Vs Chelsea Cup Showdown

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Ander Herrera of Manchester United (21) reacts as he is shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

With just over 35 minutes gone in their FA Cup quarter-final showdown with Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge, Manchester United were reduced to ten men, as defender Ander Herrera was sent off.

The 27-year-old Spanish international was booked in the 20th minute after colliding heavily with Eden Hazard and received his second yellow, followed by his marching orders, after yet another challenge on the nippy Belgian attacker.

Here is footage of the first incident…

…and below is a clip of the second, which has proven the more controversial of the two.


On Twitter, though there were a few dissenters, most seemed to feel that the decision, made by referee Michael Oliver, was too harsh.

At the time of writing, Chelsea lead the game 1-0 thanks to a wonderful long-range strike from 25-year-old French midfielder N’Golo Kante in the 51st minute.

You can watch that goal below…

If it wasn’t for a number of quality saves from David De Gea in the United goal, however, the home side could be further ahead.

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