Absolute madness at Old Trafford as Zlatan Ibrahimovic avoids red card for exacting brutal revenge
A regular game of football for 42 minutes until it all kicked off.
Manchester United went in level at 1-1 with Bournemouth at half-time of their Premier League clash. What started as an open, flowing game ended up with Gary Neville likening it to a UFC brawl.
There were some feisty challenges flying about but United took the lead through Marcos Rojo. The Cherries equalised through a Josh King penalty after a rash Phil Jones challenge.
Then, less than a second after Wayne Rooney was scythed down, Tyrone Mings stamped on the prone head of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Play was waved on and it took the Swede less than a minute to exact revenge by elbowing Mings in the head.
"He deserves what he got," claimed Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports at half-time.
Amid the chaos, Andrew Surman pushed Ibrahimovic and was sent off for his second yellow card. Somehow, the United striker got just a yellow card and all Mings got was several minutes of treatment.
No-one seemed happy with the crazy developments.
Retrospective bans on the way for Zlatan & Mings?
Dermot Gallagher at #PL Match Centre says they could be.https://t.co/cfDJq6619P pic.twitter.com/NcF2an7L6Z
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) March 4, 2017
Don't think Mings meant to stamp on Zlatan's head. (He's trying to defend, ball active) To be fair, it's a large area not to miss. #MUNBOU
— Phil Clarke (@philmscribe) March 4, 2017
Mings should do time for that stamp on Zlatan
— Gary Bryan (@garydebruyne1) March 4, 2017
More awful refereeing in the Premier League. Surman should still be on the pitch. Mings and Zlatan should both be off. Error after error!
— The Final 3rd (@MusingsFootball) March 4, 2017
Zlatan needs to fly kick Mings jaw would be fucking elite
— Farhan (@UtdFarhan) March 4, 2017