This Callum McManaman challenge on Massadio Haidara ( GIF BELOW) was a serious talking point in the Wigan vs Newcastle United game on March 17, 2013. McManaman’s horror challenge on Haidara brought back memories of the Roy Keane Alf Inge Haaland episode to the minds of some and saw the Magpies player stretchered off the field and replaced by James Perch. McManaman was not carded ( neither red nor yellow) by referee Mark Halsey for the tackle and NUFC assistant manager John Carver was sent to the stands following a furious altercation
( Around 0:35 on the video above is the challenge and 0:44 on the vid below)
Haidara himself had been on the pitch for barely 10 minutes as a replacement for Mathieu Debuchy. Newcastle lost the game 2-1 with Arouna Kone scoring a late goal for the Latics.
McManaman challenge on Haidara- Wigan 1 Newcastle 0- 22′
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