Manchester United legend Roy Keane has slammed Gylfi Sigurdsson following Everton’s late disallowed goal at Goodison Park on Sunday. Everton thought they had beaten United after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late strike deflected in off United captain Harry Maguire. However, Sigurdsson, who was on the floor in an offside position after having a shot saved moments earlier, was deemed to have been in the line of sight of United goalkeeper David de Gea and the goal was ruled out.
Keane believes the right decision was made by the VAR officials but has criticised Sigurdsson for not getting out of the way quicker.
The Irishman does not think De Gea would have saved Calvert-Lewin’s shot if Sigurdsson was not in the way.
“I don’t think [De Gea] would have [saved it], but I do think they got to the right decision, I have to say,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“I think because sometimes it’s so late in the game and it’s going to be the winning goal people are even a bit more emotional than normal.
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“But I’d be annoyed with Sigurdsson for not getting out of the way. He sits there, please tell me what he’s waiting for.
“You’ve got to try and clear the area, that’s just a bit of common sense. I think it’s the right decision.
“Listen, I can see why Everton of course are disappointed but it’s the correct call.
“Why he is waiting? What is he waiting for? Disappointed? But you’ve got to get up and get out of the way, even make an attempt to get back on goal.”
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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was given a red card after the match after protesting to referee Chris Kavanagh.
But former Liverpool manager and midfielder Graeme Souness also agrees with Keane that the right decision was made.
“[Sigurdsson] was in the line of sight. It takes a big deflection but he was,” Souness said.
“There’s somebody there and I’m the goalkeeper, he’s on the ground Sigurdsson there, he’s in the line of sight, I can see him, I’m looking beyond him.
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“He’s got to put this away, he’s stabbed at it. Yeah [it’s a good save] but he’s got to do better than that.
“But there’s no doubt about it, for the goalkeeper to look where the goal’s coming from he’s looking over the head of Gylfi Sigurdsson, so he must be in the line of sight.
“The deflection confuses everybody. For me he’s definitely in the goalkeeper’s eyeline there.”
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