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Manchester United goalkeeper Onana receives second yellow card during FA Cup drama

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Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana found himself in the spotlight during the intense FA Cup clash against Coventry City, as he received a second yellow card during the penalty shootout drama that secured the Red Devils’ spot in the final.

In a tightly contested match that saw Manchester United edge past Coventry City, Onana’s performance was marked by a significant moment as he received his second yellow card during the penalty shootout.

Despite the setback, Manchester United secured victory, setting up a showdown with Manchester City in the FA Cup final, a rematch of last season’s encounter.

According to The Mail, “IFAB rule 10.3 states that bookings picked up during the regulation match are not carried through to penalty shootouts.”

This clarification highlights the distinction between bookings received during regular play and those incurred during the unique dynamics of a penalty shootout.

Crucially, Onana’s second yellow card does not carry any further implications for him or Manchester United, as yellow cards are not accumulated beyond the quarter-finals in the FA Cup.

Therefore, Onana will not face suspension for the upcoming final, allowing him to contribute to Manchester United’s quest for silverware.

This incident draws parallels to a similar situation involving Emi Martinez and Aston Villa in the Europa Conference League, underscoring the complexities surrounding disciplinary measures in football and their application in different contexts.

As Manchester United prepares for the FA Cup final showdown against arch-rivals Manchester City, Onana’s role and performance will be closely scrutinized, with the goalkeeper aiming to make a decisive contribution on the grand stage of English football.

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