Diego Costa stamps - the best Memes: Fans, pundits and jokers react after wild display from the Chelsea striker against Liverpool

Two incidents were missed by referee Michael Oliver

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Diego Costa left fans and pundits disgusted after seemingly getting away with two stamps in the Capital One Cup semi-final win over Liverpool.

The Chelsea forward should have been sent off in the first half when he stamped on Liverpool defender Emre Can right under the nose of the fourth official, but it was missed.

The incident sparked handbags among the two sets of players, but play resumed.

In the second half Costa again got away with a stamp, this time on Reds centre-back Martin Skrtel.

Emre Can reacts after the first incident


With referee Michael Oliver's attention diverted elsewhere - Lucas had fouled Oscar in the build-up, the Spanish striker appeared to lash out at the Slovakian, who did not react kindly.

This is how fans, pundits and jokers reacted....



In extra-time Costa was then involved in an incident with Steven Gerrard that finally earned him a booking. The pair battled for the ball and Costa appeared to grab the Liverpool captain in the face, prompting an angry reaction from Gerrard.

Chelsea went on to win the game and book their place in the Capital One Cup final thanks to an extra-time header from Branislav Ivanovic.