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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.


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.


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.


"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, Dynamo Kyiv, referee, Champions League, Benfica, Anthony Taylor

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