Everton manager Marco Silva says the referee was wrong to award Manchester United a penalty in his side’s 2-1 defeat. Paul Pogba was given the opportunity to put United ahead after Anthony Martial went down under a challenge from Idrissa Gueye, who appeared to get a slight touch on the ball before barging into the Frenchman.
Silva lamented the flashpoint as a turning point in the game and believes his side did not deserve to walk away empty-handed.
“We didn’t deserve the result, for me it’s clear,” he said “When you play here and create the chances we created. We came here to try to do everything to try to win the match, not come here to see and just to block them.
“We played well in some moments of the game. Until the penalty the game was a balanced game.
“The bad decision – I know the referee can make mistakes like I make, but in that moment it’s clear. No penalty. It’s not a penalty and that made them more comfortable.
“Of course we are unhappy with the result but one penalty and one fantastic finish made the difference.”
Pogba and Martial had put United 2-0 up before the Toffees were handed a lifeline when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot, but they could not dig out an equaliser.