Manchester United vs Coventry City moment 'ruined the greatest Cup story' claims Richard Keys

Sky Blues fans at Wembley
Sky Blues fans at Wembley -Credit:PA

Coventry City fan and broadcaster Richard Keys has hit out at VAR after controversy once again hit the headlines during the Sky Blues' dramatic defeat to Manchester United.

Lifelong fan, Keys, lamented his team's defeat and blamed the use of technology and checks for running what should have been a memorable day for the competition.

"Taking to X, he stated: We can rightly be proud of our team guys. But you all made it a very special day. I’ve never seen anything like it. You did our City proud as well. Thank you. Next time.

"And all you guys who turned Wembley Sky Blue. Congrats to Utd. Sadly the technology just ruined one of the greatest FA Cup stories of all time at a time when the FA Cup desperately needed one."

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Former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor also had plenty to say on the match and launched a big attack on United star Antony following the Reds' dramatic FA Cup semi-final win.

Erik ten Hag's men escaped a huge embarrassment at Wembley Stadium by defeating the Championship outfit on penalties. United had stormed into a 3-0 lead but City scored three times in 20 second-half minutes.

The Sky Blues had a goal ruled out in injury-time of extra-time for offside before Rasmus Hojlund scored the crucial spot-kick after Andre Onana saved from Callum O'Hare and Ben Sheaf blazed over.

After Hojlund kept United's dream of silverware alive, there was a sense of relief on the faces of Ten Hag's players after their collapse against lower league opposition. Harry Maguire went straight to the Coventry players and Bruno Fernandes hugged Casemiro, but Antony went the opposite direction.

As the Brazilian wheeled away in celebration, he was spotted cupping his ears to the Coventry players. MEN Sport's Samuel Luckhurt wrote on X: "Only thing more embarrassing than United’s performance after the 70th minute was Antony’s reaction to the shootout win when he cupped his ears at Coventry players. His social media post this morning referred to them as ‘Covertry’.

"He struggled to play at their level today."

After a clip did the rounds on social media of Antony's unsportsmanlike behaviour, Agbonlahor took to social media himself to take a swipe on the forward. "Antony cups his ears as he celebrates infront of Coventry players? Is this guy the most shameless flop ever to grace our beautiful league?

"Shame on you Antony you wouldn't even start for Coventry you prat *wink face emoji*."