Wrong place, wrong time: Arsenal and Manchester United legends feature

Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City stars feature...


A collection of players, fans, presenters and pundits who really were in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Last week saw Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini hit the deck after being struck by a ball, not once but twice and in only a matter of days - both blows courtesy of his own players!

Top Corner thought it'd look back at some other rather unlucky individuals who "didn't see that one coming!". WARNING: these are not for the feint-hearted.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

While having a heated discussion with the referee, Ibrahimović casually thrusts the ball into the opposing goalkeeper's face and does so in classic 'Zlatan-style'.

Rio Ferdinand

In March 2007, Manchester United were losing 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford and Rio's frustration certainly got the better of him. After a foul on Ronaldo on the edge of the Rovers box, the referee seemed to have played advantage.

But with Ferdinand dribbling into the box (really) in what was an extremely promising position, the official blew up, much to the annoyance of the former England defender who proceeded to blast the ball into a section of his own fans. The Red Devils went on to win the game 4-1 and the unlucky fan who received the full force of Ferdinand's anger was presented with a signed United shirt by the man himself.

Yaya Toure

During Manchester City's 2-2 draw away to QPR in November, a wild shot from Ivorian Yaya Toure, flew past the post and struck a five-year-old girl in the face. Although it looks very much like her head fell off after such force, we can confirm this wasn't the case after the African Footballer of the Year made an apologetic phone call to the young QPR fan and her dad!

And he was at it again within a month, this time during his side's win away to Leicester. The wheelchair-bound Foxes fan wasn't as fortunate though and was left needing medical attention.

Martin Keown

While working as a pundit, Martin Keown was struck in the face by a wayward ball as Leeds United warmed up ahead of an FA Cup third round tie at the Emirates against Arsenal. This was the game in which Thierry Henry made his second-coming for the Gunners - not sure if Keown would remember this though!

And our friends over the pond aren't safe either, just ask Pam Oliver...

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