Firstly, this was not some entirely random occurrence divorced from the skills and match-winning qualities of both teams. Mane is expected to play against Sevilla on Wednesday night when Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign at Anfield. Liverpool do not want to be viewed as a selling club anymore.
Liverpool have failed with their appeal over Sadio Mane's red card at the weekend in the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City. "It was hard for the boys but I don't look for excuses". Received wisdom will say Mané's red card killed the game, placing an asterisk against all that followed.
Chelsea's only setback so far came in an opening-day loss. The Brazilian had to be taken off following the incident and was replaced by Claudio Bravo. He just wanted to get the ball as soon as possible. He's done it all in WWE. He also saved us in the first half from Mohamed Salah.
City have spent more than £200million since the end of last season strengthening their squad for a renewed challenge.
"Sergio is crazy about the goal", compatriot Nicolas Otamendi said. Question stands in cases like these.
The Cameroonian scored three goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke last season, averaging a shot every 35.1 minutes. Hopefully Ederson can work and stay. "They should learn from that and come back from that". We wonder if Sheamus is willing to coach him?
"If the goalkeeper had jumped up, he'd have gone with a yellow".
"Sometimes these things can happen".
"He can't go with his head and he can't see the goalkeeper". After Romelu Lukaku put United in front, Choupo-Moting headed in Stoke's equalizer in the 63rd minute.
And yet there wasn't a post-match handshake with Stoke counterpart Mark Hughes.
The only reason some of these decisions are labelled as inconsistent to me is because of how the first case was handled.
"But for me, the selection was the big issue". The failure to address these glaring needs is starting to prove costly.
"I prefer to see red cards for intent and deliberate violent conduct".