Leon Bailey lucky to escape red card in Carabao Cup tie

Leon Bailey was shown kicking Lisandro Martinez during last night’s Carabao Cup tie between Manchester United and Aston Villa.

The match came just four days after Villa beat the Red Devils 3-1 in the league clash at Villa Park.

Bailey expressed disappointment with the referees after the match after Martinez appeared to elbow the Jamaican international close to the rib cage, however a VAR check deemed the challenge not worthy of action.

The Villa striker looked ready for revenge today when he took on the Argentine at Old Trafford and after an encounter between the two, Bailey swooped in and kicked Martinez in the knee.

Consequently, he was shown a yellow card, but if VAR was used during the Carabao Cup, it is likely that the 25-year-old would have received a straight red.

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