For the ‘richest game in world football’ it certainly wasn’t glamorous at times.
Referee Anthony Taylor was kept busy during the 90 minutes, with late challenges the order of the day in the Championship play-off final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley.
You can’t blame the players for being a bit tense, however some of them completely lost their heads on their biggest day of the season.
Ryan Fredericks was the first culprit of a shocking challenge on the day.
The Fulham man was lucky to escape a straight red card after a blatant stamp on Villa’s Jack Grealish went unpunished in the first half.
The full-back somehow stayed on the pitch after the incident, which happened right in-front of Bruce and the fourth official.
Grealish was himself then fortunate to stay on the pitch.
Midway through the second half, the Villa man had a moment of madness and launched in late of Fulham Captain Tom Cairney.
The late challenge left the Fulham players raging.
Grealish had to be dragged away by his team-mates to avoid further punishment.
Fulham’s Dennis Odoi was shown his second yellow card of the game late in the second half.
The Fulham man clattered into Grealish and was rightfully given his marching orders by Taylor.
Yer Da loves a “propa tackle” though.
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.