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The Video That Someone Should Show Glen Johnson…

Glen Johnson called Antonio Valencia a “cheat” today after he earned the winning penalty for Manchester United in our 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.

“It’s so frustrating because I’ve not touched him. It’s cheating at the end of the day. You don’t expect people to do that. This is one of the best leagues in the world and you’ve got people doing that.”

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94 Comments

  1. Hans says:

    Well done Aston Villa!!!!

  2. Whiteside says:

    I would enjoy that result more if we had any fit defenders. )-:

  3. Tonka Norris says:

    Emotional day that could have frozen us – like the 50th at City. The fans did us proud with their behavior and they get rewarded with the points.

    If the tide has turned against ugly gloating chants we are all the richer for that.

  4. Costas says:

    According to the Daily Fail, Valencia left Anfield with a protective boot. The extent of the injury isn’t yet known…

  5. Icebergtz says:

    At the way we play, I wouldn’t laugh at City’s failure to make it to the fourth round.

  6. United_Forever says:

    Lets get one thing straight, It was not the push that made Valencia go down, if there was just a push then i would go along with the talk of a soft penalty & a dive. What made Valencia go down was the clip on the heels & that is why the ref was 100% right to give it. I’d challenge anyone who is questioning the penalty award to see if they could stay on their feet if they were in Valencia’s shoes.

  7. Todd says:

    I’m glad to see that video is out there and that someone else is finally putting out the truth of the penalty. I’ve heard so many analysts go on and on and on about Valencia diving. I watched that multiple times on my TV and saw the heel get clipped and the 2 hands in the back. Perhaps Valencia over did the theatrics of going down, but he also needed to make sure it was clear he was taken down. A definite penalty.
    I ended up skipping Sunday’s 606 after about 8 minutes (it’s hard enough listening to alan green without having to deal with his typical anti-United rants and pro-Liverpool views).

  8. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Agree with ice, we could be facing the same situation against newcastle in the capital one cup if we play below par. We need to find the right blend of younger players and experience?.

  9. DonLeoNeo says:

    here are my 2 cents on a few things over the past few days!!!ill be honest im just glad its done with because their whole attitude is tiresome! I disagree with sir alex on this, for they have and always will milk it….yes police were at fault for the majority (and i for one am glad it came out) but come on lets not forget history has shown us that as a whole they are not saints…to take no responsibility at all (not even 1%) and blame it all on the police is self delusional! It was an accident and poorly handled and of which supporters contributed. Lessons learned and improvements made. End of.

    As for Gerrard and co. they will always complain, and the fact they always raise their games with us and then just twist the truth when it doesn’t go their way just shows how much a small team they are now!!! Deluded fans that cling on past achievements and pride themselves on it. Yes a team with history should be respected,(for i rate liverpool fc miles ahead of city and chelsea in the greater scheme of things) but face reality and accept that right now as a team the likes of everton, newcaslte, spurs, (and the big 4 obviously ) are better than them…mid table security for a team with so much money quite frankly is pathetic…the appointment of daglish after sacking the england manager just adds to the circus that is liverpool fc…
    I hope they do go down (although they wont) (although injuries to 3-4 key players and they will – last seasons run at the end of the last 15 games i think proved how bad they were and how it can happen again)
    Maybe then will their fans and the club as a whole learn a lesson in humility!

    OK enough of them, back to us! I cannot wait for the game where both carrick and a fit again fletcher form a 3 man midfield with scholes (in the pirlo position that italy destroyed england with) I think that midfield will be a great engine room that will both cover the defence, slow down and spread the ball around and provide attacking impetus and help to what i hope will be our holy trinity up front of rooney, rvp and kagawa. So in essence a 4-3-3 but definitely not flat and definitely interchangeable. That 3 man midefield will also add cover (but not directly obviously) to our full backs who love to roam forward on occasions so the likes of a reinvented raphael, jones, evra and buttner are allowed to venture forward and pin back the opposing teams own full backs!

    As for nani, the whole trasfer saga has got to him i think and he is again (just after ronaldo left) trying too hard to prove everyone wrong but i dont think he cares that much anymore and his latest performances have left me shouting at the tv screen). Anderson im just glad doesnt play as much, the only thing i remember of him is always giving the ball away in stupid positions (im overreacting to make a point)!

    Anyways just some thoughts on some subjects, lets hope for good cup runs this year in order to give the kids a break in the first team and the likes or turncliffe, petrucci, keane, powell, the new chilean kid, lingard and cole can show us what everyone keeps on telling us about them….the future of this club!!!

  10. Red Till Im Dead says:

    Some of you guys amaze me. Have you ever played competitive football before?

    Clearly not.

    If you had, you would know that when running at full speed, the slightest clip of the heel or push to the back is probably going to send you flying. Much less the two together.

    Get your heads right.

  11. Marq says:

    Yea, reports going around about Valencia being injured, hope thats not true, it would leave us with only a winger left, which is a Nani who is desperate for some form

  12. Unitedforeva says:

    This makes me hate liverfool players many times more. Glen Jonson is a LIAR and video evidence proves it.

  13. PissedOffRed says:

    Hehe.. well, Liverpool needs something to remain in the limelight..
    Else, they are nothing but a faded force, battling mid-table mediocracy… and possibly relegation.

    At least with the media attention, they seem like a ‘top’ club and still challenging for the honours.

  14. PissedOffRed says:

    and if Glenn Johnson did not touch Valencia, how on earth did he get injured then?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2208548/Nemanja-Vidic-Antonio-Valencia-injured-Manchester-United.html

  15. Proverb says:

    Let’s not fool ourselves, neither the clip or the push was enough to bring the beast down…
    He was already in the 18 yard box and had already slowed down abit. Fact he had lost the momentum, on a tight angle not easy to score from and he could have easily missed or saved by reina that’s why the scousers feel bitterly robbed, [soft but penalty] his decision making nearly let him down, he took a life time to make a decision kinda like he was waiting for the touch to go down
    Whether it was or not, whatever the so called expert thought of it
    IMO that wasn’t a stone wall.

    Enough of it!!

  16. Proverb says:

    Bitters 2-4 Aston Villa hahaha!!!
    Fuck it, where’s that daft plastic scouser that came here trying to take the piss, assuming that shitty are miles ahead of us
    Is that an immediate response to the lowlife pleb

  17. Proverb says:

    Manchester United have been dealt another blow after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following a knee operation as Antonio Valencia left the club’s Carrington training ground on crutches.
    Valencia’s right foot is in a protective boot while United’s medical staff continue to assess the injury he suffered in Sunday’s victory at Liverpool.
    The winger is understood to have been hurt winning the penalty which decided the game at Anfield, even though Liverpool’s Glen Johnson accused him of diving.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Valencia on crutches as Vidic is ruled out for two months
    By CHRIS WHEELER

    PUBLISHED: 22:30, 25 September 2012 | UPDATED: 22:58, 25 September 2012

    Comments (15) Share

    Manchester United have been dealt another blow after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following a knee operation as Antonio Valencia left the club’s Carrington training ground on crutches.
    Valencia’s right foot is in a protective boot while United’s medical staff continue to assess the injury he suffered in Sunday’s victory at Liverpool.
    The winger is understood to have been hurt winning the penalty which decided the game at Anfield, even though Liverpool’s Glen Johnson accused him of diving.

    Nightmare: Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out until the end of November

    KEY MAN VIDIC

    Without Nemanja Vidic, United’s win percentage in the Premier League drops by nearly 10 per cent. They have won 74 per cent with their captain and 65 per cent without him. They are also 30 per cent more likely to concede a goal in a game.

    The loss of Vidic leaves United with only two first-choice centre-halves in Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones recovering from surgery. It will also raise questions over the condition of Vidic’s right knee, as it is the same joint the 30-year-old injured in a Champions League tie with Basel last December, keeping him out for nine months.

    Sportsmail revealed then that the severity of Vidic’s injury — he damaged medial and lateral ligaments as well as rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament — was rare. It appears that the Serb has suffered complications five games into his comeback.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Valencia on crutches as Vidic is ruled out for two months
    By CHRIS WHEELER

    PUBLISHED: 22:30, 25 September 2012 | UPDATED: 22:58, 25 September 2012

    Comments (15) Share

    Manchester United have been dealt another blow after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following a knee operation as Antonio Valencia left the club’s Carrington training ground on crutches.
    Valencia’s right foot is in a protective boot while United’s medical staff continue to assess the injury he suffered in Sunday’s victory at Liverpool.
    The winger is understood to have been hurt winning the penalty which decided the game at Anfield, even though Liverpool’s Glen Johnson accused him of diving.

    Nightmare: Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out until the end of November

    KEY MAN VIDIC

    Without Nemanja Vidic, United’s win percentage in the Premier League drops by nearly 10 per cent. They have won 74 per cent with their captain and 65 per cent without him. They are also 30 per cent more likely to concede a goal in a game.

    The loss of Vidic leaves United with only two first-choice centre-halves in Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones recovering from surgery. It will also raise questions over the condition of Vidic’s right knee, as it is the same joint the 30-year-old injured in a Champions League tie with Basel last December, keeping him out for nine months.

    Sportsmail revealed then that the severity of Vidic’s injury — he damaged medial and lateral ligaments as well as rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament — was rare. It appears that the Serb has suffered complications five games into his comeback.

    Blow: Antonio Valencia (centre) left United’s training ground on crutches

      A club statement read: ‘Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks. Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.’

    Vidic, will now miss four of United’s five remaining Champions League group games and at least eight Premier League fixtures.

    Ferguson will have Smalling and Jones back in the next six weeks but for now must rely on Evans — who has played three United games since foot surgery — while ensuring he does not put too much strain on Ferdinand’s long-standing back  problem.

    The 32-year-old is set to be rested for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

    Darren Fletcher will make his first senior start in 10 months and Wayne Rooney is back in contention

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    EXCLUSIVE: Valencia on crutches as Vidic is ruled out for two months
    By CHRIS WHEELER

    PUBLISHED: 22:30, 25 September 2012 | UPDATED: 22:58, 25 September 2012

    Comments (15) Share

    Manchester United have been dealt another blow after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following a knee operation as Antonio Valencia left the club’s Carrington training ground on crutches.
    Valencia’s right foot is in a protective boot while United’s medical staff continue to assess the injury he suffered in Sunday’s victory at Liverpool.
    The winger is understood to have been hurt winning the penalty which decided the game at Anfield, even though Liverpool’s Glen Johnson accused him of diving.

    Nightmare: Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out until the end of November

    KEY MAN VIDIC

    Without Nemanja Vidic, United’s win percentage in the Premier League drops by nearly 10 per cent. They have won 74 per cent with their captain and 65 per cent without him. They are also 30 per cent more likely to concede a goal in a game.

    The loss of Vidic leaves United with only two first-choice centre-halves in Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones recovering from surgery. It will also raise questions over the condition of Vidic’s right knee, as it is the same joint the 30-year-old injured in a Champions League tie with Basel last December, keeping him out for nine months.

    Sportsmail revealed then that the severity of Vidic’s injury — he damaged medial and lateral ligaments as well as rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament — was rare. It appears that the Serb has suffered complications five games into his comeback.

    Blow: Antonio Valencia (centre) left United’s training ground on crutches

      A club statement read: ‘Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks. Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.’

    Vidic, will now miss four of United’s five remaining Champions League group games and at least eight Premier League fixtures.

    Ferguson will have Smalling and Jones back in the next six weeks but for now must rely on Evans — who has played three United games since foot surgery — while ensuring he does not put too much strain on Ferdinand’s long-standing back  problem.

    The 32-year-old is set to be rested for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

    Darren Fletcher will make his first senior start in 10 months and Wayne Rooney is back in contention. [Daily mail]

  18. Proverb says:

    Sorry for that. Jeez!

  19. Proverb says:

    Manchester City 2 -Aston Villa 4

    RING RING ..Hello greater Manchester police.. how can i help you?..I’d like to cancel my complaint please?. ..What is it regarding sir?..its my noisy Neighbours.. ..Oh yeah. what is your reason for cancelling your complaint?..They seem to have shut up now..

  20. Corea says:

    So TonyV left training ground on a stretcher. Great news.

  21. Proverb says:

    Comedy wed…
    We can do with some jokes.
    On a slow start:

    a priest makes a nun
    pregnant under a
    tree, a bhang smoker watches
    tha
    whole thing from up the
    tree.. after the act, the nun
    asked , did u use a condom.
    The priest
    says no, the nun gets worried
    and asks
    the priest , who will take care
    of tha
    baby, the priest says” lets
    leave it 2 tha
    1 above”,tha bhang smoker
    drops dwn
    tha tree and asks,” leave what
    to who,
    im not the 1 who did it 4 u

  22. Proverb says:

    Morning @corea
    Not great at all, maybe for Nani ;)

  23. Redbilly says:

    City ohhhhhhhhhh city .

  24. AK47 says:

    For all those saying it’s a dive clearly do not know anything about footballs. Everyone bar Johnson admits there was contact. It therefore cannot Be a dive! A dive is falling over without ANY contact or attempting to evade a challenge.

    The rules, found on the FA website clearly do not stipulate what level/intensity of contact there must be. Therefore to call it a dive is slanderous.

    He also clips his ankles. It’s not a soft penalty. Johnson makes Contact with Valencia several times, when not playing the ball. Therefore he’s the one trying to gain a clear unfair advantage, meaning in fact if anything HE’S THE CHEAT!

    IT’S NEVER YOUR FAULT, IT’S NEVER YOUR FAULT ALWAYS THE VICTIM IT’S NEVER YOU FAULT

  25. Redbilly says:

    Proverb- scousers feel bitterly robbed. Is that sn oxymoron :-)

  26. belfast red. says:

    Has that been confirmed? Is tonyv out??

  27. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Valencia left training in a foot brace!!!!!

    http://bit.ly/SkrMUF via @MailOnline

  28. Fibes says:

    Nevermind. Bring on the BEBE! :D

  29. Costas says:

    Personally I gloated about City’s loss knowing full well it can happen to us tonight. Still doesn’t change the fact that a side worth 180 million got spanked like that. :D

    As for us, the League Cup matters little now. In light of our injuries, it’s time Tom, Ando, Powell, Keane and Wootton get a run out tonight. Time to boost our options. Can’t keep papering the cracks by playing Carrick in defence and Giggs in midfield.

  30. belfast red. says:

    Couldnt agree more with statement above let the youth have a go. If S.A.F does ill be realy looking forward to seeing them on a bigger stage.

  31. Proverb says:

    Not really redbilly, they are entitled to express their views about that incident

    According to AK47 that wasn’t a dive..

    Yeah oxymoron cause I thought the penalty Was soft at the same time thought he didn’t dive cause there was that slightest of touches.

  32. gaffer says:

    Take the positives out of it. Liverpool has the loosers mentality. Still looserpool.

  33. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Costas, my point above as well. All plans for using senior players has to be carefully considered and balanced with the need to give some youngsters some solid experience, win or draw.

    Still think we can take them apart with a bit of luck. ;)

    Need a solid defensive effort and the MF need act like terriers. Get in United.

  34. Costas says:

    @Fletch

    “Like terriers”. That would be a welcome change as far as our midfield goes! It’s just a shame that with Fletch, Powell, Tom and Ando needing a game, Tunni probably won’t feature. Don’t know how Newcastle will line up, but if our squad wins over a couple of youngsters from this game, that will be more important than beating Newcastle. It’s not like we will win this mickey mouse cup anyway. :D

  35. Gandalf says:

    wow, he watched the reply 50 times and still can’t see the push in the back he did?
    If anyone is talking of diving, how about his disgraceful dives in the first half? I remember at least two.

    And for this jonjo bloke’s tackle not being a red card, lets see if liverpool will appeal – if they truly believe it. bitter twats. I don’t mind though, it just makes our win more enjoyable.

    I’m gutted about vidic :-( ((( Lets hope the rest make up for it.

    As for mancini’s comments that he is being targeted coz he is italian – ha ha ha. The world is surely full of morons these days. And where is your scarf these days roberto?

  36. Pal Ghai says:

    Down the shitters was deleted folks after much coercion from Balaji.Our noisy neighbours under the guidance of red nu now want to play victim n a certain indian was restricted from launching a missile attack on here.Glad we can now co-exist with Man city.lol

  37. Redbilly says:

    Gandalf- ignorance us invincible . Johnson is a supreme idiot.

  38. joni says:

    Its a contact sport, contact is allowed you know. Just because there was contact, doesnt mean it wasnt a dive!

  39. MK says:

    You are missing a very important point in that Johnson took a dive twice during the game, once against Rafael and once against Rio in the penalty area.

    Simply put he is a HYPOCRITE.

  40. ReddieRed says:

    United players never dive.. lol But seriously I don’t think this performance against Liverpool is anything to be proud about. We out out classed all over the pitch the first half. Shelvey’s sending off kept us in the game

  41. YorYor says:

    Johnson didn’t touch him. He was just feeling the quality of United’s jersey.
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    Try harder Johnson.

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