manchester united, aston villa


By Tom Finn

Feeling angry after referee Lee Mason’s decision to send off Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor following a 50/50 tackle with Manchester United’s Ashley Young as Villa chased a winning goal in their 1-1 draw with the Red Devils at Villa Park manager Paul Lambert called the decision harsh and said that football is becoming far too soft .

When speaking to talkSPORT following the match the Villa boss said: If that’s a red card you might as well pack up because it won’t be a game of football. I spoke to Brad Guzan after the game and he said Ashley Young admitted he felled Gabby, so work that one out,”
“That’s not a red card; I will stick up for him all day long. It’s a tackle where two lads have gone in for the ball.

“He is not going to spring up and say ‘don’t send him off’; it would be a first in world football. Man Utd want to win the game and we want to.”

Have a look at the tackle in the video below and you will notice where Mason is standing it looks worse than it was, so in our opinion Paul Lambert makes a good point.