Everton boss Marco Silva has hit out at the lack of consistency in the FA Cup as he watched his side knocked out of the competition thanks – in part – to a goal that was clearly scored by a Millwall hand.
In other games in the Fourth Round, VAR is in operation and would have ruled the second Millwall equaliser out for blatant handball, but as an apoplectic Silva pleaded with officials to pay attention to what everyone inside the ground had seen on the giant screens, his side were about to plunge themselves further into despair.
It had started in an ok fashion, with Richarlison putting the Blues ahead with a huge amount of fortune, but that lead was thrown away quickly just before the half time break.
The second half then saw controversy with the handball, and typical Everton defending at a late, late set piece which allowed the home side to score the winner deep into injury time and send the Blues out of the FA Cup.
After the match, Silva said, “It doesn’t make sense!
“You have to be fair to all the clubs – not just to Everton to the competition.
“Thousands of people saw it on the big screen. “