The Premier League have moved quickly to clarify why Everton's late goal against Manchester United was disallowed.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin put the ball in the back of the net via a deflection and for a brief moment thought he had won all three points for his side.
But the goal was chalked off due to Gylfi Sigurdsson's positioning. The playmaker had been wiped out in the build up and was lying on the turf in front of David de Gea . Sigurdsson moved his legs to let the ball go into the back of the net but it was deemed that he had directly impacted the United shot-stopper's ability to make a save.
The Premier League statement read: "In the 91st minute of Everton v Manchester United, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal was disallowed following a VAR Review for an offside offence against Gylfi Sigurdsson.
"The on-field decision was to award the goal, but the VAR advised the referee that Sigurdsson was in an offside position directly in the line of vision of David de Gea and made an obvious action that impacted de Gea’s ability to make a save."
Many Everton fans were just as annoyed that the challenge on Sigurdsson went unpunished. Aaron Wan-Bissaka had totally cleaned out the Everton man in the build up but because the ball ended up in the net there were no initial complaints.
After the goal was ruled out those complaints began to surface.
According to the Liverpool Echo , the Premier League confirmed the incident was reviewed by VAR but not deemed a "clear and obvious error" by the on-field official.
Ancelotti was furious with the decision himself and his complaints to the referee saw him receive a red card.
"I asked for an explanation [on the VAR call] after the game," he said.
"There was a misunderstanding and I was sent off. I spoke to the referee after the game, but that will remain private. I didn't disrespect him. We will see."
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