Mitrovic sent off for pushing ref as Fulham get three reds in a minute vs Man United
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to face a lengthy ban after he was sent off for pushing the referee in the FA Cup on Sunday
Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh as Willian and manager Marco Silva also saw red in the space of a minute in Fulham's 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Earlier, Mitrovic had given the Cottagers a 1-0 lead and they were still ahead in the 72nd minute when Willian blocked a goal-bound effort from Jadon Sancho.
Referee Kavanagh went to watch the incident on the pitchside monitor and sent off Silva as the Fulham manager protested, before showing Willian the red card as well after seeing he had blocked Sancho's shot with his arm.
Mitrovic was then sent off as well in a mad minute as he barged into the referee, meaning Fulham had received three red cards in the space of 60 seconds.
After all that, Bruno Fernandes scored from the spot to level the scores and United soon made their numerical advantage count as Marcel Sabitzer netted their second a couple of minutes later.
ABSOLUTE SCENES AT OLD TRAFFORD!! 😳Tempers are flaring as Fulham go from 1-0 up to conceding a penalty and going down to 9-men... 🤯#ITVFootball | @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/6vWTYNgRGTMarch 19, 2023
Fernandes then added a third deep into added time to seal a 3-1 win which sees United seal a place in the semi-finals, where they will play against Brighton.
Speaking after the match on ITV, United legend Roy Keane said: "A mad 90 seconds and it's cost them the game. I've no sympathy for Fulham. They won't get any plaudits from me. They had an opportunity and they blew it."
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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.