Stamford Bridge defender angers opponents.
Ashley Cole was accused of sparking a tunnel skirmish on a highly charged night at Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard came off the bench to wreck Manchester City’s unbeaten record.
Lampard won the game with a penalty eight minutes from time against 10-man City, who tasted defeat for the first time in 15 Barclays Premier League games this season.
City were seething that referee Mark Clattenburg denied them what had seemed a clear first-half penalty which could have put them 2-0 up.
But, after a third important win in 10 days, Chelsea’s players huddled in triumph on the pitch at the final whistle before bundling down the tunnel, shouting and embracing the coaching staff.
It was an X-rated and aggressive ‘Have That!’ comment, which Roberto Mancini thought Cole had hurled towards the visitors’ dressing room, provoking an angry response from City’s players.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Seriously, if saying ‘Have it!’ in an enthusiastic tone is enough to unsettle and anger Man City players then clearly tasting defeat has become a bitter pill they do not like the taste of. I am sure that such an act occurs after most big matches, players get pumped up and rightfully celebrate victories that mean a great deal and Roberto Mancini’s men would have done well to just be the ‘bigger men’ and take the abuse on the chin.