Edinson Cavani was each hero and villain as Manchester United booked a mouth-watering Carabao Cup semi-final showdown with derby rivals Manchester Metropolis.
The Uruguay worldwide’s 88th-minute strike set United on their method to a 2-0 quarter-final victory over Everton on Wednesday night, though the Toffees have been doubly aggrieved with Cavani having earlier escaped a pink card after showing to seize defender Yerry Mina around the neck – with VAR not in use within the competitors till the final 4.
Right here, the PA information company takes a take a look at 5 others who’ve gone on to play a big half in a sport having prevented punishment.
Mario Balotelli was no stranger to controversy throughout his time in England, however the then Manchester Metropolis striker loved an eventful, even by his requirements, conflict with Tottenham in January 2012. The striker had been despatched on in its place after Metropolis had squandered a 2-0 lead and had already been booked when he appeared to stamp on Scott Parker, though unseen by referee Howard Webb. Balotelli rubbed salt into Spurs’ wound by changing an injury-time penalty to win it 3-2, however later accepted a cost of violent conduct and served a four-match ban.
An ill-tempered 1982 World Cup semi-final between West Germany and France was finely poised at 1-1 in Seville when Michel Platini break up the German defence with a phenomenal move to place Patrik Battiston by on purpose. Battiston acquired there forward of on-rushing keeper Harald “Toni” Schumacher and touched the ball previous him earlier than being felled by a body-check which left him unconscious, minus three enamel and with injury to his backbone. Dutch referee Charles Corver took no motion and after the rating had reached 3-3 by the top of extra-time, Schumacher defied Didier Six and Maxime Bossis from the spot to ship the Germans by to the ultimate.
England confronted Holland in an important World Cup qualifier in Rotterdam in October 1993 needing to win to maintain their hopes of creating to the finals in america alive. Their possibilities seemed to have improved markedly when, with 57 minutes gone and the rating nonetheless at 0-0, David Platt burst by solely to be hauled again by final man Ronald Koeman. The whistle went and Platt readied himself mentally to take the ensuing spot-kick believing the Dutch would see the match out with solely 10 males. However to his astonishment, he turned to see German official Karl-Josef Assenmacher pointing for a free-kick exterior the field and issuing solely a yellow card. 4 minutes later, Koeman opened the scoring on the different finish with a positive free-kick earlier than Dennis Bergkamp accomplished the job.
Not for the primary or final time in his profession, then Liverpool striker Luis Suarez took out his frustration on an opponent together with his enamel. With the Reds trailing 2-1 at residence to Chelsea in April 2013, Cavani’s worldwide team-mate bit defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm because the pair tussled, an offence which was not noticed by referee Kevin Pal. Suarez went on to attain an equaliser within the seventh minute of stoppage time, however was finally handed a 10-game ban on video proof.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes was left fuming after substitute Javier Hernandez headed Manchester United to a 3-2 Premier League victory in October 2013. The Potters had led 1-0 and 2-1 at Previous Trafford and thought they need to have been taking part in towards 10 males after Hernandez’s ugly problem on Robert Huth, which left the defender needing extended remedy. Nonetheless, the striker was solely cautioned and went on to assert the winner with 10 minutes remaining.