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Milner: I'm still bitter about Vidic escaping red in League Cup final

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Milner: I'm still bitter about Vidic escaping red in League Cup final.

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ByEurosport
28/01/2019 at 09:53 | Updated 28/01/2019 at 09:59

James Milner has revealed he is still bitter about referee Phil Dowd's failure to red card Nemanja Vidic in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the 2010 League Cup final.

Vidic conceded a penalty in the fifth minute of the final after felling Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor at Wembley.

The Serbian defender was guilty of a last man challenge, but somehow only saw yellow as United retained their full starting 11.

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Liverpool midfielder Milner converted the penalty for Martin O'Neill's men, but ended up on the losing side as Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney scored to give United a 2-1 win.

Aston Villa's English footballer James Milner (L) celebrates after scoring a penalty against Manchester United during the 2010 Carling Cup Final.

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Milner believes the result would have been different if United had been reduced to 10 men with 85 minutes of the final remaining.

"That's one memory you have: an early penalty that should have been a red but wasn't. Then, obviously it's a cup final, the pressure of taking a penalty and I scored it," said Milner.

“But to be 1-0 up anyway, you'd like to think that you can go on and win it. It didn't happen.

“There is obviously that bitterness that I think it was a red card, really.”

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