Sadio Mané was sent off with less than 10 minutes to play in the first half between Liverpool and Man City at Eastlands. It was a decision from referee Jon Moss which has divided opinion.
Moss adjudged Mané to be guilty of dangerous play after he challenged Man City keeper Ederson with a high boot as he raced onto a ball over the top of the Man City defence.
That is a disgraceful decision from the referee!!
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) September 9, 2017
Rubbish decision to send off Mané. Rubbish.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) September 9, 2017
Joke decision from the ref. Absolute joke.
— Michael Foley (@MickFoley76) September 9, 2017
Wow wow Jon moss , never ever a red card
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) September 9, 2017
On co-commentary for Sky Sports, Gary Neville was adamant that it should not have been a red card.
It won't look good on the replay. In real time, I don't think anyone in the stadium felt that it wasn't a genuine attempt to play the ball.
I don't think he needed to give a red card. I wasn't expecting a red card. Give a yellow if you think you have to. I think he's got it wrong.
Others - including Gary Neville's brother - believe it was the correct decision from the referee.
Got no argument with Mane red. Foot high and reckless. Neville going on about 'eyes on the ball.' No peripheral vision in football, then?
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) September 9, 2017
What Mane did was not malicious. Clearly not. But if you go in that high and connect with the man, it has to be a red
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) September 9, 2017
Sympathise with Mane, but if you kick someone in the face, you're going to do well not to get sent off.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 9, 2017
No. Reckless, out of control, genuinely dangerous. He doesn't intend to do a Schumacher, no, but he knows the keeper is coming out. https://t.co/tp866RuH5i
— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) September 9, 2017
After a lengthy period getting treatment on the pitch, Ederson left the game, being replaced by Claudio Bravo.