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Fernandinho Gets Away With Boot To Mason Mount’s Face As He’s Lying On Turf

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Fernandinho Gets Away With Boot To Mason Mount’s Face As He’s Lying On Turf

Fans think Fernandinho got away with one after he left a boot in on Mason Mount during Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

During a tight first half, the Chelsea midfielder was tussling for the ball with the Brazilian when he found himself on the turf. Fernandinho jumped over him, but his boot briefly made contact with Mount's face.

It was not hard enough to hurt Mount - but he clearly felt it as he tried to block Fernandinho's boot with his hands as he lay on the ground. Mount then sat up and pointed to his cheek where the impact happened.

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Fans on Twitter praised Mount for not overreacting to the sneaky graze across the face.

However others questioned how on earth Fernandinho did not get at least a booking for what was arguably a deliberate action (even if it was intended more to wind Mount up rather than actually hurt him).

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Other fans claimed it was clearly accidental and that the Brazilian was actively trying to avoid landing on the Chelsea man.

It was the most notable action of a goalless first half where Chelsea had the best of the chances, including a good opportunity for Ben Chilwell.

However the two sides went into the break at 0-0 - and with Fernandinho having escaped the half without a yellow card (or worse) to his name.

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Featured image credit: ESPN/Twitter

Topics: Manchester City, Mason Mount, Chelsea, FA Cup, Fernandinho

Alex Reid
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