Ancelotti vows to be at Stamford Bridge next weekend

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There were controversial scenes in the game between Manchester United and Everton at Goodison Park, and Everton’s manager Carlo Ancelotti was shown a red card after the final whistle by the referee Christopher Kavanagh.

Ancelotti explained at the end of the game that he demanded an explanation from the referee over the decision to disallow Harry Maguire’s own goal in the third minute of stoppage time.

Speaking after the game, the Toffees boss said: “I asked for an explanation after the game. There was a misunderstanding on the pitch and he sent me off. After that I spoke with him calmly in the dressing room. I want to keep our conversation private and now he will make a report for the FA and we will see.

“I didn’t disrespect him but I can understand because, for the referee, there were a lot of important decisions at the end of the game. But I didn’t disrespect him. It was a difficult decision because they checked the position of Gylfi, and it was offside, but in our opinion it didn’t affect the vision of the goalkeeper. In their opinion it affected the vision and movement of the goalkeeper.”

The former Chelsea boss has vowed to be at Stamford Bridge no matter what, when Chelsea host Everton next Sunday.

“It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. But I didn’t disrespect the referee,” Ancelotti insisted in his press conference at the end of the game.

“If I’m banned I’ll be really disappointed but the seats at Stamford Bridge are close to the pitch so I will be there.”

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