Ball of Shame | Premier League
According to official statistics from 20 years of Premier League history, this is the all-time carded XI (verified by Opta).
Jääskeläinen, Dunne, Sinclair, Carragher, Neill, Bowyer, Scholes, Parker, Boateng, Davies, Rooney. Yes, it’s a starting XI to give the opposition physio nightmares.
Richard Dunne and Frank Sinclair at the back guarantee bruises as well as own-goals while there’s not much getting past Lee Bowyer in midfield, as his stats prove from those golden years in the centre of the Leeds United midfield.
Up front, there’s class and elbows in equal measure with Scholes, Davies and Rooney.
The opening fixtures of the Premier League 2013/2014 threw up some shocks and a bit of filth with 10 bookings and a red as Arsenal crumbled to Aston Villa – the standout Ball of Shame game.
For now, roll up your socks and get stuck into the Paddy Power Blog’s all-time carded XI…
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