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Why Amad Diallo can still play in FA Cup semi-final despite red card vs Liverpool



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Amad Diallo is still available to play for Manchester United in their FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City despite receiving a red card after his 120th-minute winner.

Amad, 21, scored in the final seconds of Sunday night’s quarter-final clash against Liverpool to send Jurgen Klopp’s men out of the competition.

It was a clinical finish that Erik ten Hag and his team deserved after a hard-fought performance at Old Trafford.

However, the 21-year-old was sent off for a second bookable offence after he took his shirt off to celebrate the winning goal at the Stretford End.

Amad had earlier received a yellow card for standing in front of a Liverpool free-kick that had been moved several yards forward.

Thankfully, the BBC has confirmed that the Ivorian’s ban is not competition-specific, and so he will be available for the semi-final clash against Coventry City next month, which will be played on the weekend of April 20th.

Instead, Amad will be suspended for United’s next Premier League clash against Brentford after the international break.

Since it was two yellow cards and not a straight red, that will be the only game that Amad misses. He will be back available for the away clash against Chelsea.

The winger admitted after the victory against Liverpool that he forgot he received the first booking.

“I forgot the first yellow. I’m very disappointed for that, a red card, but the most important for me is to win and against a big team like Liverpool is a big, big moment for me,” he said.

“Everyone came to me and said congratulations. I want to thank everyone, the fans were superb all game.”