Patrice Evra has accused Jack Wilshere of attempting to injure him in the tackle that saw the Arsenal midfielder sent off in the Gunners’ defeat to Manchester United on Saturday, the
Wilshere received a second yellow card for a challenge on Evra in the second-half, having previously been booked for a wild tackle on Tom Cleverley in the opening 45 minutes. Arsenal were already two goals down when Wilshere was dismissed, only halving the deficit through Santi Cazorla with what proved to be the last kick of the game. Evra netted the second United goal, knocking home a Wayne Rooney cross.
The victory took United top of the league for the first time this season but Evra’s mind was still on the tackle that led to Wilshere’s dismissal. The left-back felt there was malice in Wilshere’s approach, claiming that it was not the first time in the match that the midfielder had transgressed in that fashion.
Evra said: “I think he didn’t look for the ball. He stood on my legs and it wasn’t the first time, but the referee did a good job and that’s it. That’s the rule of the game.”
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