Savage thumped in face by clearance from Villa skipper Petrov

Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage was struck flush in the face by a clearance at Aston Villa yesterday.

Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage was struck flush in the face by a clearance at Aston Villa yesterday.

The Daily Mail says the clearance from Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov during the goalless draw against West Ham yesterday that hit spiky 5 live summariser Savage flush in the face, drawing blood, caused great amusement all round in the commentary box.

Savage is also a former Birmingham City player.

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