In the closing moments of Manchester United’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool, Diogo Dalot faced a unique and swift exit from the pitch, receiving two yellow cards for dissent in just two seconds.
The unusual incident unfolded when the Portuguese right-back expressed disbelief over Liverpool being awarded a throw-in in an attacking area as the match neared its conclusion.
Dalot, aged 24, vehemently gestured and vocalized his disagreement with referee Michael Oliver’s decision, slamming his arms in protest.
As the official brandished the yellow card in response, Dalot persisted in his dissent, leading to a second offense and, ultimately, a red card to conclude his day earlier than his counterparts on the pitch.
This 94th-minute drama was the focal point in an otherwise uneventful game. Dion Dublin, a former United striker, remarked on BBC Radio 5 Live,
“He was absolutely fuming. He was right, it was a Man United throw, but he kept reacting. Two cards in the space of two seconds, ridiculous!”
Dalot’s expulsion, fortunately for United, did not jeopardize the hard-earned point. Despite Liverpool’s status as strong favorites, they produced a lackluster performance. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk