Why Man City’s Fernandinho was lucky he wasn’t sent off at Everton

Everton 0 – Man City 2

Everton played better than they had down in recent matches, however Man City still won the match 2-0.

Goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus and the ends of each half earned the Sky Blues three big points.

As a result, Man City moved above Liverpool into first place in the Premier League on goal difference.

Fernandinho was lucky he wasn’t sent off at Everton

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho ended the Everton match with a yellow card.

Craig Pawson booked Fernandinho in the 73rd minute after an overzealous challenge from the City enforcer.

In a mistimed tackle, Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye was left on the turf after Fernandinho stamped on his foot.

Fernandinho booked for a foul on Idrissa Gana Gueye

But should that booking have triggered Fernandinho’s dismissal at Goodison Park?

The midfielder was arguably lucky to still be on the pitch after he got away with a couple of other fouls in the game.

Fernandinho’s earlier foul vs Everton’s Tom Davies

How did Fernandinho avoid a booking in the 52nd minute?

Ref Pawson had a perfect view to see the Man City midfielder take out Everton’s Tom Davies with a late and mistimed tackle.

Despite Davies flying in the air, Everton only received a free-kick.

Fernandinho’s foul vs Tom Davies

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