Was Ander Herrera lucky to avoid a red card for this horror tackle on Joe Allen? 4 years ago

Was Ander Herrera lucky to avoid a red card for this horror tackle on Joe Allen?

Ander Herrera doesn't strike you as a midfield enforcer.

Getting stuck in à la Roy Keane isn't the strongest element of the Spaniard's game but he came up with a tackle on Sunday afternoon that bore a striking resemblance to the most infamous challenge of Keano's career.

Herrera only saw yellow for this studs-up tackle on Stoke's Joe Allen, who went on to score the equaliser for the Potters.

Allen was lucky to avoid serious injury and could well have suffered a broken leg had his foot been planted in the turf.

But plenty of spectators were convinced that Herrera got off easy with a booking for this.

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