Azpilicueta gives his verdict on Sadio Mane elbow

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Six seconds into the game between Chelsea and Liverpool, Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could easily have been sent off after elbowing Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Senegal international was given a yellow card for his act, but Azpilicueta believes it should have been a straight red card.

Azpilicueta said after the game: “I can understand we are promoting 50/50 challenges in the Premier League, but sometimes we have seen joke penalties and sometimes, we see real dangerous actions and we don’t take action.

“We saw for a few weeks, for a few games where referees become a bit softer in terms of red cards.

“Then it becomes the opposite – I don’t know what happens. We don’t have consistency even in the same game or through the season. It is disappointing.”

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