Villa manager slams Terry for tackle on Milner

Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has accused Chelsea’s John

Terry of making a “horrendous” tackle that could have ended the

career of James Milner, his England teammate.

O’Neill says Terry should have been sent off for a lunging

tackle that caught Milner on his lower leg just below the knee in

Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal, which Chelsea won 3-0. Instead, Terry

got a yellow card.

Describing the challenge as horrendous and “desperately poor,”

the Villa manager says Milner was “tremendously lucky that his

career was intact.” Milner was very sore but the club doctor told

him he was fortunate to escape serious injury.