Wayne Rooney says brutal collision with New England keeper was like ‘being in a car crash’


WAYNE ROONEY was flattened after a brutal collision with New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner – before claiming it felt like “being in a car crash”.

The ex-England man, 33, was taken out in an ugly coming-together outside the area by his opponent – who was sent-off for his troubles.

Wayne Rooney was involved in a ‘car crash’ of a collision on Saturday
Rooney dusted himself down to score a 97th-minute penalty to equalise

Later in the game, Rooney managed to compose himself to score a last-gasp equalising penalty for his DC United team in the 1-1 draw.

But the real talking point was the monster hit Roo was on the receiving end of – with the ex-Manchester United and Everton forward revealed he was OK.

Following the clash, England’s all-time record goalscorer claimed: “[It was] like being in a car crash.

“It’s a misjudgement by the goalkeeper – the referee got the decision right.

“But these things happen, he meant no harm, he just misjudged it.”


Just moments after Revolution – who were thumped by Chelsea in a friendly earlier this month – went down to ten men, they went a goal up.

Sub keeper Brad Knighton saved the free-kick conceded by the Turner – taken by Rooney – before Juan Agudelo broke the deadlock.

With the clock running down, DC United looked dead and buried, before VAR intervened.

Referee David Gantar awarded a spot-kick for the Washington outfit after replays confirmed Revolution defender Brandon Bye had handled the ball.

And in the 97th minute, Rooney maintained his composure to smash the ball into the top left.

However, frustrated defender Bye claimed the decision to award Rooney’s team a penalty was “unfair”.

Bye said: “I didn’t think it was fair, the ball was blasted from two feet away from my body and I put my hands up to block it.

“I’m not going to sit there and put my nose into it. But, that’s the call he made and you have to live with it.

“It’s sickening, but you have to live with it.”


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