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Aaron Ramsey tweets that Drinkwater apologised to him after reckless tackle

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Drinkwater’s challenge on Ramsey was worthy of a red card

Aaron Ramsey, the technically gifted midfielder of Arsenal has revealed that Leicester City player Danny Drinkwater apologised to him after the match for a horrific tackle. The incident occurred in the 73rd minute of the match when the Leicester City man came from behind and lunged into a high tackle on Ramsey.

He missed the ball completely and ended up hitting the Arsenal man with his studs. Although Aaron Ramsey fell on the ground and rolled about in agony for some time, the referee decided the challenge was fair and the game wasn’t stopped.

Ramsey’s reaction, immediately after he realised that the ref was going to let the game continue, also courted some attention from the fans. The midfielder rolled about in agony to draw the referee’s attention and then got up and started to shout at the referee, The match ended in a 2-1 victory for the Gunners.

The team from London were lucky to score the winner in the last minute of extra-time thanks to a header from Danny Welbeck, while Leicester City can count themselves lucky not to have been reduced to nine men, as many football analysts believed Drinkwater’s challenge was worthy of a red card.

Although he appeared to be furious after the reckless tackle, Aaron handled himself well during the post-match proceedings and he even admitted that Drinkwater had apologised to him. While responding to a tweet regarding the incident, Ramsey said on Twitter, Yes @the_baldwinners, was a sore one but credit to him, apologised straight after the game."

Since the match referee, Martin Atkinson did not see the challenge as worthy of punishment, the Leicester City management are quite confident that the Football Association will not take any further action against their player.

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