During Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was guilty of a nasty challenge on Samir Nasri.
City’s boss, Manuel Pellegrini has slammed the challenge and also indicated that the injury, which forced Nasri to be stretchered off, could be a serious one.
“The kick he made to Nasri was absolutely a red card directly,” he said. “Nasri has I think a serious injury to his knee, we will see tomorrow. I repeat it was a direct red card. It’s his medial ligament. We will see tomorrow what has happened with him.”
With the World Cup a few months away, people will be wondering my Yanga-Mbiwa would make such a reckless challenge on his French team mate.