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Sean Dyche blasts officials over Ibrahima Konate decision in furious interview after Merseyside derby

Ryan Smart

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Sean Dyche blasts officials over Ibrahima Konate decision in furious interview after Merseyside derby

Everton boss Sean Dyche blasted the officials over their failure to send off Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate during the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool won 2-0 following late goals from Mohamed Salah, with the first of those from the penalty spot after a handball from Toffees defender Michael Keane.

Salah then sealed the victory in the seventh minute of stoppage time, slotting in Darwin Nunez's cutback on the counter after Everton had committed players forward.

But a controversial moment came at 0-0 when Konate did not receive a second yellow card for bringing down Beto as Everton looked to counter.

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Dyche was incensed with the decision, and was shown a yellow card himself by referee Craig Pawson for his protestations.

And speaking to TNT Sports after the game, the Everton boss aired his anger at both decisions.

He said: "A ridiculous foul that he should have been yellow carded for. Probably worse than Ashley Young's foul [for a second yellow card] in the first half.

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"The second one [Young tackle] has got to be a yellow. But the first one... there's no point arguing because I'll get into trouble.

"i don't know how I get in trouble. I don't know how I got yellow carded. My staff all got yellow carded - it's impossible we could get yellow carded with that performance.

"I think the whole stadium was like, 'What's going on there?' [on Konate decision]

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"Their manager is a fine judge quite obviously, because he looked at it and thought, 'I've got to get him off.' That was the proof in itself.

"Massive decisions today from the officials that were a head scratcher.

"The decision changed the feel of the game for them [Liverpool], because I'd be amazed if they didn't think they'd got away with one."

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Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Sean Dyche, Liverpool, Everton, Premier League

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