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Diogo Dalot receives red card for bizarre 'double dissent' offence and it's baffled everyone

Diogo Dalot receives red card for bizarre 'double dissent' offence and it's baffled everyone

Fans were left scratching their heads.

Diogo Dalot received a bizarre red card in the final moments of Manchester United's goalless draw at Liverpool.

Dalot was sent off by referee Michael Oliver with just seconds remaining in Sunday's Premier League clash at Anfield.

Liverpool went into the match as strong favourites but struggled to create clear-cut chances against Erik ten Hag's side.

Jurgen Klopp's men were wasteful and were largely limited to shots from distance in a frustrating match for the home side.

Darwin Nunez was lucky to avoid a red card in the first half after appearing to commit three bookable offences in the space of just a few seconds.

But it would be United who would end the match with 10 men, with Dalot shown his marching orders by Oliver late in the game.

In the third minute of added time at the end of the second half, Dalot competed with Mohamed Salah for the ball.

Despite the ball appearing to come off Salah last before going out of play, Liverpool were awarded a throw-in in a dangerous area.

The decision incensed Dalot, who screamed in the direction of the referee.

Oliver showed the Portugal international a yellow card and it appeared that the matter had been settled.

But the official then blew his whistle and issued a second yellow to the United defender.

While it was not initially clear what had happened, replays showed that Dalot had continued to voice his frustration at Oliver - leading to a second yellow card for dissent.

United manager Erik ten Hag was completely baffled by the decision, while defender Raphael Varane also looked stunned.

Despite losing Dalot late on, United held on to secure a vital point away from home.

United remain seventh and are now six points off the top four.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are now second - one point behind new league leaders Arsenal, who beat Brighton 2-0 earlier in the day.

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Topics: Diogo Dalot, Manchester United, Liverpool, Premier League, Football