By Alan Duffy
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League – September 25 2011
Aston Villa came within touching distance of registering a valuable win at Loftus Road before man-mountain Richard Dunne put through his own net in injury-time to level the scores.
The Villans had gone ahead on 58 minutes through Barry Bannon’s spot-kick after Armand Traore had felled Gabrial Agbonlahor in the box. Things would go from bad to worse for the former Arsenal defender, who picked up his second booking of the match late on.
Manager Neil Warnock was less than happy with Traore’s actions. He said: “I just thought he was a disgrace. I will fine him as much as I possibly can. I told him to his face ‘you’ve let me down and you’ve let the team down’.”
“As an opposition player when you are winning 1-0 away from home, that is what you want, ” continued Warnock. “I just think he was a bit thick and naive.”
That’s Traore told then.
The PM and his son Arthur join the great unwashed to watch a game of soccer
Shay Given rises above it all
Luke ” I dumped England, they didn’t dump me” Young and Barry Bannan go head to head
Bannon converts from the penalty spot
Tough guy Joey Barton lies in his now trademark foetal post-tackle position as Stephen Warnock pleads his innocence
Stilian Petrov just can’t control himself when in the presence of Anton Ferdinand
Neil Warnock gives Armand Traore a dressing down after his sending-off
Dunne and dusted. Richard gifts Rangers an equaliser