Mick McCarthy plays down Cesc Fabregas clash


Wolves boss Mick McCarty played down the clash between Stephen Ward and Cesc Fabregas during his side's 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

Fabregas was shown a yellow card for a late lunge on the home defender, with some pundits feeling that a red card would have been more appropriate.

However, McCarthy was content that the matter was closed, with Fabregas apologising to Ward after the final whistle at Molineux.

He told reporters:"Fabregas has gone for the ball. It is one of those when two blokes are running at full tilt and you slide in and he has got a cut on his leg.

"Fabregas has been in to apologise and Wardy has accepted it like a man and I wish everyone would stop whingeing about tackling and complaining.

"It wasn't a bad tackle. I've no problem with it at all. It happens. I said to Arsene Wenger I've no problem with the tackle and I really appreciate the apology."

Wenger himself added:"I think it was an accidental tackle, that's what Cesc told me.

"He went to the dressing room and apologised to the player and he is all right.

"I have not seen the tackle yet, but I have just apologised to Mick McCarthy if the player is injured because I didn't know exactly what had happened."

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