Sadio Mane lucky not to be sent off after two minutes

Liverpool nearly found themselves down to 10 men after just two minutes of their game against Arsenal on Monday night.

The Reds were hoping to continue their 100% record at the beginning of their title defence when they hosted Mikel Arteta’s side, with Arsenal looking for a third win in-a-row in just a few months over their hosts.

It took just a couple of minutes for the first big incident of the night. Mane ran down the right wing, after knocking the ball their himself, and was chased by Kieran Tierney.

The forward looked to fend the left-back off and made contact with Tierney’s face with his arm, and potentially the point of his elbow, with the referee blowing for a foul but only showing the Liverpool player a yellow card.