Everyone wants Gareth Barry banned for what he did to Man Utd's David de Gea

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It was another fairly easy afternoon for David de Gea in the Manchester United goal. 

The Red Devils secured a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns over West Brom and despite Gareth Barry ruining his clean sheet, the Spaniard was rarely tested between the sticks.

Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard sealed the three points for Jose Mourinho's side, to move them within 11 points of runaway leaders Manchester City.

It was a game that certainly didn't live up to the 'Super Sunday' billing, with very little action occurring throughout the 90 minutes.

There wasn't even many yellow cards, with Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic the only ones going into the referee's book.

However, there was one incident that caused a lot of controversy and it involved both De Gea and Barry.

The United goalkeeper defused a dangerous corner from the home side and as he caught the ball, Barry appeared to stamp on him deliberately.

Just watch below and see what you think. It really does look intentional.


Now, that surely has to be one for the FA to look at.

Fans on Twitter were pretty livid with Barry's actions and certainly voiced their rage.


The last tweet makes the best point of all, Barry clearly stands on De Gea for far too long to render it unintentional.

The fact that he was very unapologetic and appeared to insult the United man's hair afterwards as well further highlights that this was a pretty nasty incident.

However, given the FA's rather strange view on violent conduct this season - particularly with Lukaku kicking Gaetan Bong - it could simply be swept under the rug.

But, the likes of Tomer Hemed and Aleksandar Mitrovic have been charged this season, so Barry may be the next to face punishment.



Mourinho's men now embark on a fairly clustered few weeks with Bristol City, Leicester, Burnley and Southampton all to come before the new year.

A win over the Baggies was vital to keep them firmly ahead of the chasing pack for the top four.

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