Tuchel angry after 2-2 draw with Liverpool says Mane should’ve been sent off
Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, has claimed Sadio Mane should have been sent off early during their 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
Mane was shown a yellow card for elbowing Cesar Azpilicueta, before he went on to open the scoring, all within five-eight minutes at Stamford Bridge.
Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 before Chelsea equalized thanks to goals from Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Tuchel pointed fingers at referee Anthony Taylor, who sent off Reece James in the reverse fixture last year.
He said: “If you remember the first game with the same referee and how quick it was to give a red card to us, I am not a friend of early red cards.
“I hate to say it because I love Mane and he is a nice guy and top player, but it is a red card.
“The elbow is in the face – it doesn’t matter if you do this after 20 seconds or 20 minutes. We come from a game against Brighton where we miss VAR calls in the box and suddenly VAR is checking a goal against Kovacic.”