Flops, Ghost Goals, and Wonder Strikes: This Weekend In Soccer

Ashley Young Loves Going Down

Manchester United's Ashley Young is a talented player, with pace and dribbling ability that would trouble any defender. Unfortunately, Ashley also has a tendency to flop, and it is starting to make him very unpopular. Last weekend, a crafty dive from Young saw QPR defender Shaun Derry sent off and earned United a crucial penalty, as well as widespread criticism from fellow players, media, and fans. Right on cue, he did EXACTLY THE SAME THING this weekend, earning a penalty against Aston Villa that Wayne Rooney scored to give United the lead.

Click here to see a GIF of Young's dive.

Tags:
blog comments powered by Disqus