Conte, Courtois disagree over Moses' red card

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Victor Moses took the walk of shame after he was sent off in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday.Victor Moses took the walk of shame after he was sent off in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday.


Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has told Victor Moses he deserved to be sent off in their FA Cup final loss to Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

The Blues were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup final, but not before Moses was shown a red card after he appeared to have dived in order to earn a penalty. He was promptly shown a second yellow card and the red card, a development which Courtois believes is correct.

“Then we went down to 10 men and the red card was correct. Victor Moses doesn’t need to apologise,” he said.

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Courtois’ position on the red card comes in contrast to how Chelsea boss Antonio Conte views the sending off.

The Italian manager, who believes there was contact in the fall that saw Moses go down, says it is difficult to tell, but maintained he saw contact before the Nigerian went down.

He said: "For me now it’s very difficult to tell because I saw contact with Moses and their player but I don’t know if it was a penalty or not. It was one of the key moments."

Meanwile, Courtois has criticized Arsenal’s first goal, as he believes it shouldn’t have been counted.

“The first goal should never have been allowed – it was clearly a handball and then Ramsey was offside because he was interfering in play.

“After that goal, we tried to play but they deserved it.”

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