Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful he will not have to miss a return to Stamford Bridge next week after being sent off at full-time this afternoon against Manchester United .
The Italian reacted angrily after the whistle due to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late strike being overturned by VAR.
Gylif Sigurdsson was in an offside position as the striker’s shot trickled beyond David de Gea having taken a big deflection off Harry Maguire.
Ancelotti remonstrated with officials in the centre circle at the end of the game.
And referee Chris Kavanagh eventually decided to pull out a red card as the Everton chief ranted at him.
Carlo Ancelotti was sent off after the final whistle
Ancelotti could now miss a return to Chelsea next weekend, having enjoyed two full seasons at the club earlier in his career.
“I hope not, I didn’t disrespect the referee but if I am banned I will go in the stand at Stamford Bridge,” he said at full-time.
“I have to speak but it is not a big problem if we prepare for the game well.
“We played really well, I’m happy for this, we have to continue, no complaints, and we have to look forward.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal was ruled out by VAR
“The performance was really good against a really good team and we were competitive all the time.”
Asked about the red card, Ancelotti wasn’t keen to divulge the details of his conversation with Kavanagh.
“I have a lot of things to say, I asked the referee to explain after the game and he sent me off, then I spoke after with him,” he added.
“I will keep our conversation private – but it was a situation if Gylfi [Sigurdsson] was offside but in our view he didn’t affect the vision of [David] de Gea.
Carlo Ancelotti enjoyed a successful spell at Chelsea
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