Liverpool star Mane shown straight red card for high boot to Ederson's face

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The Reds star was sent off 37 minutes into the game after colliding with the Manchester City goalkeeper, but the incident has caused much debate

Sadio Mane was sent off in Liverpool's Premier League clash with Manchester City after a clash with goalkeeper Ederson.

With Liverpool trailing 1-0 late in the first half, the Senegal international chased down the ball and collided with Ederson on the edge of the box, catching him on the face with a high boot.

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Referee Jon Moss immediately sent the Liverpool star off, who was named Premier League Player of the Month for August on Friday , while Ederson had to be stretchered off and replaced by Claudio Bravo. Luckily, he was able to return to the bench towards the end of the game.

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As Mane had not been looking in Ederson's direction and was going for the ball, the card was a controversial one for Gary Neville, commentating for Sky Sports, who heavily disagreed with the referee's decision. 

"I don’t think that’s a red card," he said. "His eyes are on the ball. The rewards are so big if he wins that challenge. The ball’s there for him to win. I’m sorry Jon Moss, you’ve ruined the game there."

And the former Manchester United defender's reaction was a popular one among fans watching the game, including ex-England star Gary Lineker.

There were a few voices who felt that Moss had made the right call, however.

Mane's dismissal had an immediate impact on the game, as City added to Sergio Aguero's goal with one from Gabriel Jesus late in stoppage time, a few minutes after seeing a goal disallowed.

City were more productive in the second period, however, as Jesus netted his second eight minutes into the second half - with an assist from Aguero - before Leroy Sane's double.

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