Dirty Tackle

  • This is how Louis van Gaal looks when Man United lose to Leicester City

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle11 hrs ago

    That look when you go from 3-1 up to 5-3 down.

    That look when you have Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie and Di Maria up top, but Rafael, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett at the back.

    That look when Man United lose after having a two-goal lead for the first time in the Premier League era on your watch.

    That look when Man United lose at Leicester for the first time since 1985 on your watch.

    That look when Mario Balotelli is laughing at you.

    Man utd ... LOL

    That look when even Filbert, the Leicester City mascot, is making fun of your team.

    That look when you suddenly regret not taking the "easier" Spurs job.

    That look when you just want David Moyes to hug you and say that he knows how it feels.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Celta Vigo's Pablo Hernandez surprises everyone by scoring audacious backheel

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle12 hrs ago

    Pablo Hernandez opened the scoring in a 2-2 draw between Atletico Madrid and Celta Vigo on Saturday with a backheel that would've made Zlatan Ibrahimovic proud. In the 19th minute, Hernandez kicked his leg behind his back to connect with a ball that defender Diego Godin had all but given up on, thinking it was destined to go out of play. Hernandez's effort paid off though, as he managed to direct it towards the net as Atletico keeper Miguel Moya was caught at the post, also thinking that there was no way Hernandez could possibly connect his foot with the ball behind his back.

    But, perhaps even to his own surprise, Hernandez pulled it off and now regular, run of the mill backheels will never be impressive again.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Ashley Young still doesn't know if a bird pooped on his mouth or not

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    Manchester United's home loss to Swansea to start the season featured something that appeared truly nauseating and it wasn't Man United's performance. Early in the match, Ashley Young looked to be the victim of a laser-guided shot of bird poop directly to his mouth. Footage of the incident quickly spread across the Internet, causing all who viewed it to recoil in horror and brush their teeth until their toothbrushes turned into a prison shivs.

    Closer examination of higher resolution video later seemed to prove that the substance assumed to be bird poop actually landed behind Young just as he spit up on his own lips and the whole thing was a perfect storm of optical illusions and regurgitation, but Ashley Young himself still remains unsure about what happened that day. His teammates were happy to mock him about it, though.

    From the Manchester Evening News:

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