Gareth Bale And Neil Taylor Challenges Were ‘very Poor’, Says Martin O’neill


Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has called the tackles by Wales duo Gareth Bale and Neil Taylor on John O’Shea and Seamus Coleman “very poor”.

Ireland skipper Coleman suffered a double leg break following Taylor’s challenge, which came 55 seconds after Bale had slid in dangerously on O’Shea during Friday night’s 0-0 draw at the Aviva Stadium in World Cup Qualifying Group D.

Sunderland centre-back O’Shea required stitches in the aftermath, while Coleman had pins inserted into his right leg during an operation on Saturday morning to repair a broken fibula and tibia.


Source: The Nigerian Voice (sport)