LONDON: Alan Shearer and Ian Wright differ on the issue of free kicks leading up to Bruno Fernandes’ winning goal as Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford.
With a 2-2 tie in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford, referee Craig Pawson gave United a free kick after Liverpool’s Fabinho fouled Edinson Cavani outside the penalty box.
Newcastle legend Shearer feels it was the right decision, saying that Fabinho’s knee is about Cavani’s back.
“The defense came from behind Cavani. He used his experience and physicality. His knees hit his back. It was a free kick,” Shearer said.
Wright however disagreed. “He (Cavani) is about to fall. It has nothing to do with what Fabinho did. He really wants to fall,” Wright said.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got off to a good start with Mohamed Salah in the first half, but Mason Greenwood equalized before the break.
Marcus Rashford put United ahead when the match resumed, and although Salah equalized, Fernandes came on as a substitute beating Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker on a free kick.