FA Cup: Nottingham Forest Star Openly Rejects Result, Suggests Casemiro’s Goal Was Offside

FA Cup: Nottingham Forest Star Openly Rejects Result, Suggests Casemiro’s Goal Was Offside

Rene Otinga
updated at February 29, 2024 at 6:28 AM
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  • Manchester United edged Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the FA Cup
  • Casemiro scored a late winner from Bruno Fernandes’ free kick
  • But one Nottingham Forest player thinks the goal shouldn’t have stood

Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White openly criticized the manner in which his team lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup using an interesting comparison.

Forest hosted the Red Devils at the City ground on Wednesday, February 28, with Gibbs-White playing the entire 90 minutes.

Morgan Gibbs-White during the FA Cup against Manchester United
Morgan Gibbs-White suggested on social media that Manchester United's goal against Nottingham Forest shouldn't have stood. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt/Catherine Ivill.
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With the game meandering towards a draw, Casemiro scored a last-minute winner from a Bruno Fernandes free kick, but the goal was subject to a lengthy review from VAR for a possible offside.

The goal was allowed to stand, ultimately knocking out Forest.

Gibbs-White reacts on social media

Taking to social media after the game, former Wolves midfielder Gibbs-White openly expressed his discontent as he compared Casemiro’s goal to Virgil van Dijk’s header in the Carabao Cup final.

Van Dijk thought he had given Liverpool the lead against Chelsea on Sunday, February 25, only for his effort to be ruled out as the officials deemed his teammate Wataru Endo to be in an offside position before blocking Levi Colwill.

As reported by The Mirror, Gibbs-White shared a split image of the two incidents, which were strangely very similar.

Moments before Casemiro’s goal, a Manchester United player appeared to be blocking an opponent while standing in an offside position.

United had a difficult time breaking down Nottingham Forest, and it almost looked like the game would go to extra time before Casemiro’s winner.

The Red Devils’ win, coupled with Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton means the two heavyweights will face off in the quarter-final of the competition.

Other FA Cup results

Chelsea also advanced to the last eight of the completion in dramatic fashion, beating Leeds United 3-2 thanks to a late Conor Gallagher goal.

Wolves edged Brighton 1-0 through an early Mario Lemina goal.

The quarter-finals will take place on March 16, with Newcastle taking on Manchester City, while Chelsea will face Leicester City.

United have a derby against Liverpool, while Wolves will host Coventry.

Man United set new record

Sports Brief also reported on the new record set by Manchester United after beating Nottingham Forest.

Following the win, United became the first team to reach the quarter-finals 48 times.

They were previously tied with Everton on 47 quarter-final qualifications.

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