Ex-Premier League referee reveals if Newcastle United star should have been sent off v Man Utd

 Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Bruno Fernandes went down under a challenge from Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar.

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has provided his expert opinion on Manchester United's appeals to see Fabian Schar sent off during Saturday's Premier League clash.

Anthony Gordon's 55th minute goal saw Newcastle United record a sixth straight Premier League win at St James' Park. It was also the first time the Magpies had won three consecutive matches against Man United since 1922.

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Newcastle had 22 shots at goal compared to the visitors' eight, only one of which was on target. Harry Maguire thought he had equalised in the closing stages when Antony's shot deflected in off him, however the defender was in an offside position.

 Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United goes down with an injury after being tackled by Fabian Schaer during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

While the Red Devils could have no complaints over the final result, there was a slightly contentious moment when Schar overran the ball before his studs connected with Bruno Fernandes' ankle.

Referee Robert Jones waved play on and Fernandes stayed on the ground whilst he received treatment from the physio. The Portugal international was fine to continue.

Gallagher believes Schar was lucky to avoid a caution but didn't think it was a red card.

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"It certainly shouldn't have been play on," Gallagher told Sky Sports' Ref Watch. "I tell all young referees starting out that when the player overruns the ball he's reaching for it.

"He goes past the ball, stands on his foot so I think it's low enough for a yellow card but it's certainly not play on.

"If it was on his ankle or shin, then yes red card. But the referee played on didn't he, he just didn't see it like we saw it there.

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