Bruno Fernandes Criticised For Foul On Richarlison And Compared To Harry Kane
Bruno Fernandes was being compared to Harry Kane on Wednesday night, after Manchester United's win over Everton, and it wasn't in a good way.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side continued their excellent away form this season by beating Carlo Ancelotti's team in the Carabao Cup quarter final, to book a semi-final with local rivals Manchester City.
United had more of the chances, especially in their opening 20 minute domination, but also had to ride their luck, especially with goalscorer Edinson Cavani being lucky to stay on.
Fernandes was also criticised for his shenanigans as he shove on Richarlison sent the Brazilian forward into Eric Bailly, who was jumping for the ball, with the defender making contact with the Everton star's head.
The former Watford forward lay on the ground for a moment before he was taken off, looking rather groggy, for a head injury.
Fans on Twitter weren't happy with the United midfielder's foul and Spurs fans compared the incident to the criticism that Harry Kane has had for his repeated dangerous pushes on opposition defenders.
It's not Harry Kane so no one cares Bruno Fernandes has literally knocked out Richarlison.- AJ (@thfcaj_) December 23, 2020
More should be made of that Fernandes challenge, Richarlison was knocked out cold then and fucking @GNev2 laughing about it- Chris Lord (@GwladysLad) December 23, 2020
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Richarlison goes off with signs of concussion after the sky commentary laughed about it and called it a "helping hand" from Fernandes. Fucking disgusting- smart those jeans (@EFC_Dan) December 23, 2020
Richarlison KO'd after that challenge by Fernandes/Bailly.:grimacing: Wishing him a speedy recovery from this pic.twitter.com/xsQNK2zBHr- :flag_ca: Gooner (@ArsenalCanada04) December 23, 2020
Fernandes has knocked out Richarlison and didn't even get booked ♂️- TOFFEE MEN EFC (@toffeemenefc) December 23, 2020
Wtf bailly and bruno fernandes just took out richarlison- Deputy ThrogWhistle (@DeputyFrogWhist) December 23, 2020
Only seen a few angles but it looked like it could have been on purpose
Richarlison off, concussed, hadnt a clue where he was,
Gary Neville just completely ignores it
He's a biased commentator#evemun
If there's one player I'd like to smash in the face it's that weasel Bruno Fernandez. Diving, cheating, goofy twat. I don't particularly like Richarlison either but Fernandez just nearly got him seriously injured.- Chelsea1965 (@richard_Blue05) December 23, 2020
Fernandes got no punishment for his involvement in the incident and nor did Bailly and the failure to punish United players by the ref eventually came back to bite the Toffees.
Cavani scored the important opening goal in the 88th minute and Anthony Martial scored late in injury time to wrap up the win for Solskjaer.
The manager and his team will be hoping for a better result in this season's semi-final, having lost to City in the same stage last season, but they may have used up all their luck on Wednesday night.
Solskjaer also lost FA Cup and Europa League semi-finals last season and will be desperate to win United's first silverware since 2017.
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