'Life comes at your fast': Man United fans revel in Martinez HOWLER
‘Life comes at your fast, Emi Martinez’: Manchester United fans revel in Aston Villa keeper’s HOWLER after the Argentine goaded Old Trafford crowd following Bruno Fernandes’ penalty miss in September defeat
- Emi Martinez dropped a routine catch to gift Man United the lead at Villa Park
- Bruno Fernandes took a long-range shot that Martinez spilled through his legs
- The Aston Villa keeper wound-up United fans when the clubs met in September
- Fernandes missed a spot-kick and Martinez did a dance in front of the fans
- United fans didn’t hold back from taking digs at the keeper after his blunder
Emi Martinez’s sixth minute blunder was all the excuse Manchester United fans needed to pile into the Aston Villa keeper on Saturday, taking revenge for the Argentine’s antics at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes’ stinging shot caught Martinez out just six minutes into the clash at Villa Park, spilling the ball between his legs for the opening goal.
The red-faced stopper pleaded to the referee but there was no escaping the error, and the Red Devils faithful immediately cast their minds back to an incident in September at their home ground.
Emi Martinez dropped Bruno Fernandes’ long-shot to give Man United the lead on Saturday
United fans instantly remembered when the Villa keeper taunted them back at Old Trafford
United earned a last gasp penalty after Villa went ahead through Kortney Hause’s controversial opener – and Martinez was seen daring Cristiano Ronaldo to take the penalty instead of Fernandes.
CR7 instead allowed his Portugal team-mate to step up, but watched Fernandes blaze his penalty and a possible point high into the stands – which Martinez celebrated by turning to the home support and doing a dance.
@SensibleUtd enjoyed the payback, writing on Twitter: ‘I wouldn’t want any other keeper in the world to fumble a long shot more than Emi Martinez.’
‘Hate to see keepers make mistakes. Felt really bad for Karius vs Madrid, etc but Emi Martinez is a rare exception. Him conceding a howler feels like scoring 2 goals,’ @Adroit_Cadet added.
Martinez did a dance in front of Old Trafford in September but was left red-faced at Villa Park
Fernandes got revenge after missing a penalty in the final moments against Villa months ago
Arsenal fan @elspanishgooner chipped in on the former Gunners stopper: ‘Emi Martinez is so bad. Like genuinely bad.’
Despite the joys of Martinez’s blunder, United were frustrated again by Villa as the hosts’ new signing Philippe Coutinho struck in the 82nd minute to snatch a draw.
Fernandes’ double pulled Ralf Rangnick’s men clear before Jacob Ramsey sparked the comeback on 77 minutes – preventing a third-straight Premier League defeat for Steven Gerrard.
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