Hodgson slams Man Utd winger Valencia

England coach Roy Hodgson took aim at Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia after their 2-2 draw with Ecuador.
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England coach Roy Hodgson took aim at Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia after their 2-2 draw with Ecuador.

Raheem Sterling and Valencia were dismissed in the second half after the Manchester United winger reacted to a challenge by his Liverpool counterpart.

Hodgson said: "I'm disappointed. I thought it was a fierce challenge from young Raheem, not a foul challenge. He played the ball and accelerated into the ball.

"I'm disappointed with Antonio's reaction, grabbing the player. Had he not jumped up there wouldn't have been a problem but, when he does that, the referee had to deal with that and sent Raheem off. I'm pleased Raheem didn't react to a lot of people milling around him.

"Jack had been on the receiving end a few minutes early from a very similar challenge from an Ecuadorian player and did not react."

 
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