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Anthony Taylor Is Forced To Overturn Red Card After Realising Mistake Involving Dynamo Kyiv's Denys Garmash

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Anthony Taylor Is Forced To Overturn Red Card After Realising Mistake Involving Dynamo Kyiv's Denys Garmash

Anthony Taylor will quickly want to forget a moment during Tuesday night's Champions League clash between Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica.

The 42-year-old, who has refereed in the Premier League for 10 years, mistakenly handed Kyiv midfielder Denys Garmash a second yellow card in the group stage tie against Jorge Jesus' side, even though he hadn't picked up a card throughout the Group E game.

Garmash strongly protested his innocence after being given a red card in the 80th minute and moments later, Taylor reversed his decision after realising he had made a mistake. You can see that moment in the below footage from last night's Champions League match.

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Taylor's error picked up plenty of reaction on social media. It comes just weeks after Chelsea full-back Reece James received his marching orders from the referee after being judged to have handled the ball to prevent a goalscoring opportunity.

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It was a decision that was criticised by many, including Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

"I don't know anymore what happens and what does not happen. We were just a bit worried that he was just looking at a photo and the photo gives a clear image that it's a red card and a penalty," Tuchel told Sky Sports.

"For me it was too quick, I would have wished for a longer check and to see the whole situation, where it gets deflected.

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"I can remember referees explaining to us, if it's a deflection and it's not a very unnatural arm position, then it's not a penalty."

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football, Champions League, Benfica, Anthony Taylor

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