Stopping Cesc: Matty Taylor kicks and pulls Fabregas’ hair (Bolton-Arsenal)

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas made a triumphant return from injury at the Reebok on Sunday. The Spaniard scored the opener for the Wenger Boys in their 2-nil win at Bolton, and the 23-year-old midfielder was the game’s star performer as he controlled the match in the middle of the park.

With Fabregas in such good form, Bolton resorted to cheating tactics in order to stop the Arsenal number four, and the worst incident arrived when Matty Taylor and Cesc clashed just past the half hour.

Fabregas, having already scored by this stage, had the taste for goals as he ventured into the Bolton box looking for number two. Instead the Spaniard found himself double-teamed by Zat Knight and Taylor, the centre-half helping Cesc take a tumble before Taylor stepped in and rubbed Fabregas’ face in the dirt.

Once Cesc fell to the turf Taylor seized his opportunity to assault his opponent further. First, Taylor fell on top of the Arsenal captain, making sure his leg pinned down Cesc on his neck for several seconds in a blatant attempt to keep the Gunner’s nose pressed against the grass. And once Cesc retaliated in an effort to break free, Taylor followed up by grabbing the Spaniard’s hair in an attempt to again show the youngster who was the boss.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger commented afterwards how important Fabregas is to the Gunners’ title challenge and will be hoping Bolton don’t gang up on his captain in the Premier League match between the two sides on Wednesday.

Matty Taylor’s assault on Cesc Fabreags can be seen here.

20 Replies to “Stopping Cesc: Matty Taylor kicks and pulls Fabregas’ hair (Bolton-Arsenal)”

  1. Forget it being a foreign player. If it was any Arsenal player Sky would have shown it a few hundred times by now. What action do you think the FA will take against Taylor? Yes, right first time. Sweet FA.

  2. Noticed at the time how Sky cut short the replay of this incident. They cut it just as he had hold of Cesc’ hair after pinning his head into the ground and made no mention of Taylor cheating. Just shows what a sneaky coward Taylor is. He couldn’t get near him playing fair!

  3. Bolton think their hard.
    Fact is they are cr*p.
    League table speaks.
    Yesterday speaks and so will Wednesday.
    More hair pulling to come.
    Maybe a bit of scratching and tickling as well.
    Kevin Davies is your only decent player.
    Taylor is a wannabe.

  4. Its about time someone reported that, no one said anything during the game.
    A really unsporting action and very bad attitude from Taylor to hit out like that (clearly he’s good at masking his intentions from experience).

    Bolton will get what they deserve in good time perhaps on wednesday! Getting away with not giving away two penalties was frankly ludicrous. They had the ref on their side thats for sure.

  5. Funny thing is that when Bolton were using these rough house methods was their worst period of the game. 2nd half when they played more football, they gave Arsenal much more of a problem.

  6. Its about time you lot got over us stopping you win the league and moved on, or shall we go back to the days when we came to Highbury and knocked you out of the FA cup?

  7. In response to “Stopping Cesc”etc etc…….and in particular bg-gunner I’d rather smack you in the face with a book you soft Arsenal jessie.What do you expect from a team that doesn’t have Arsenal’s player resources.Teams like us are bound to get a bit physical from time to time.If little Cesc and his friends can’t take it then they should ship off to a soft European league perhaps.My thoughts are why you hate us so much.Is it because of past matches you’ve watched on t.v?

  8. Bolton fans get a hard on seeing a close up of some man on man thats what their players like too. Bolton will play physical only because they cant even hope to compete with arsenal dumb fucks

  9. bolton sucks – bunch of depraved talentless cunts lucky enough to have a job as professional “footballer” – which in the premier league means at least being able to behave like a thug. Matty Taylor loves buttsex anyway, being the closet faggot he is, Cesc refused to engage in some anal-stretching exercises with Taylor, therefore the latter got the hump…

    Owen Coyle is absolutely fucking dire.

    Teams that need to get relegated for the sake of football:

    1. Stoke
    2. Bolton
    3. Burnley

  10. Same old Bolton, always cheating. I pay to watch football, not dire long-balls and violence from chavs with limited talent and no class. If I want to watch wrestling I’ll buy a Giant Haystacks DVD from Amazon, I don’t expect to see it on a Premier League football pitch. Hope Bolton go down and go out of business.

  11. what a load of shit arsenal are just a fluky team supposedly from north london that relys on the minds of the friggin french to do anything youl. never win the league or anything else because in your to soft to! you cant grind out results against teams that dont have ‘world class’ players typical southeners why dont you all go 3 miles down the road to chelsea and jump on or in front of the bandwagon

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