Dominic Calvert-Lewin was in a state of shock as he was shown back footage of his late disallowed goal against Manchester United which would have sealed a 2-1 win for Everton.
The young Everton striker capitalised on David de Gea’s shocking clearance to open the score at Goodison Park before Bruno Fernandes beat Jordan Pickford from long range to equalise in the 31st minute.
Pickford made up for his poor piece of goalkeeping with an outstanding save to deny Odion Ighalo late on and the Toffees looked to have won it at the death as Calvert-Lewin’s strike deflected in off Harry Maguire.
Referee Chris Kavanagh initially awarded the goal but VAR ruled that Gylfi Sigurdsson was in an offside position and had obstructed De Gea’s line of sight.
After the 1-1 draw, Calvert-Lewin was shown a replay of the incident by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves and the Everton forward claimed the officials had made a ‘horrendous’ decision.
‘That is a disaster,’ Calvert-Lewin said as he watched on in horror.
‘Oh my gosh. Is that even obstructing the line of sight?
In his post-match interview, Calvert-Lewin added: ‘In the moment I wasn’t sure but seeing it back I think Gylfi on the floor doesn’t obstruct the line of sight.
‘Fair enough he’s in an offside position but it takes deflection and the ‘keeper is already going the other way so I’m not sure he’s ever going to save the ball.
‘I’m not sure what it is but for me, obviously being a striker it’s a goal, but VAR says otherwise and it cancels out the emotion at the end.
‘But what can you do.’
Everton head coach Carlo Ancelotti tore into Kavanagh for the decision after the final whistle and received a red card for his behaviour.
‘In our opinion he wasn’t blocking the vision of De Gea,’ the Italian later told Sky Sports.
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