Liverpool’s Andy Robertson avoids red card after elbow to the back of Tom Davies’ head

Metro Sports 1 week ago
Andy Robertson and Tom Davies
Andy Robertson and Tom Davies collided at Anfield on Wednesday (Picture: Getty Images)

It was an excellent evening for the Reds at Anfield as they comfortably beat their old rivals 5-2 to reopen an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

It could have been different, though, if referee Mike Dean had seen Robertson’s challenge on Davies differently, just 16 minutes into the game.

The Scotland captain had already fouled Davies, who went to ground, and as Robertson fell on top of him he appeared to force his elbow into the back of the Everton man’s head.

The full-back claimed innocence and that he just accidentally fell that way, but it looked suspicious in real time and even worse on slow-motion replay.

Mike Dean
Mike Dean let Andy Robertson without a card (Picture: Getty Images)

Robertson got up after the incident and immediately started laughing in Davies’ face, before Mason Holgate pushed him away.

No cards were dished out and all that came of it was an Everton free-kick, but Robertson was potentially very lucky to escape without serious punishment.

Liverpool had already taken the lead at this point, through Divock Origi, and they doubled their advantage just after the Robertson and Davies scuffle, through Xherdan Shaqiri.

Origi scored again and Sadio Mane struck, before Richarlison headed in Everton’s second to end a thrilling first half at 4-2 in the home side’s favour.

The second stanza was much less eventful with just a Georginio Wijnaldum goal taking the score to 5-2 in Liverpool’s favour and heap pressure on Toffees boss Marco Silva as his side drop to 18th in the table.

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