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Can André Onana play in the FA Cup final following his yellow cards vs Coventry?



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André Onana received two yellow cards against Coventry City as Manchester United crept past the Championship club after an FA Cup semi-final penalty shootout.

Despite receiving two yellow cards, André Onana stayed on the field as Manchester United defeated Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final to book themselves another date with Manchester City in the final.

Onana received one yellow during the second half for timewasting, then another during the penalty shootout for shouting at Ben Sheaf moments before he hit his penalty over the bar.

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This is the second time this has happened this week following a similar incident with Emi Martínez for Aston Villa, although he has suspended for their next game in the European Conference League.

IFAB rule 10.3 stipulates that bookings are not carried through to penalty shootouts, meaning he will not receive a ban for the FA Cup final as the two yellow cards do not equal a red card.

The rule states: “Yellow cards and warnings from the game are not carried forward into penalties, but a player who was shown a red card during the game cannot take part.

“Players, substitutes, substituted players and team officials can get a red or yellow card during penalties.”

The big difference between Martínez’s and Onana’s situations is that Martínez already had a yellow card from a previous fixture that has led to him getting a one-match ban due to accumulation.

Before this game, Onana did not have any, so he will not receive a ban and will be eligible to play in the final.