Robbie Brady should have been sent off the pitch with a red, but actually came away from the altercation without even conceding a foul, while Manchester United defender had been booked.
The Premier League have released a statement explaining the decision to give
a yellow card in the first half ofManchester United
's 1-0 victory over
The Burnley winger, Robbie Brady, was the last man and he brought down Cavani outside the box, prompting VAR to take a look at a possible red card.
However, attention soon turned to Shaw's challenge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson earlier in the build-up
In a statement released to Goal Premier League explained the circumstances that ended in Shaw being issued a yellow card and Brady walking away without conceding a foul.
"In the 27th minute of Burnley vs Manchester United, Robbie Brady was shown a yellow card for a foul on Edinson Cavani,"
the statement read
"On the recommendation of the VAR, referee Kevin Friend went to the Referee Review Area (RRA) to check for a possible red card for Brady for a denial of a goalscoring opportunity offense and a possible foul by Luke Shaw that was in the same attacking phase of play.
"When the referee was at the screen, he was first shown the challenge by Shaw on Johann Berg Gudmundsson. He determined that this was a foul and was part of the phase of play that led to the challenge by Brady.
"The restart was a Burnley free-kick, with Brady’s yellow card rescinded, and a yellow card issued to Shaw."