Newcastle defender Steven Taylor unleashes his handball-fake-injury routine again!
It’s safe to say that Newcastle defender Steven Taylor’s amateur dramatics after handling a goal-bound shot against Aston Villa has gone down in football folklore as one of the greatest moments in football history. It’s up there with Gordon Banks’ save from Pele.
And he reprised his routine during last night’s Europa League defeat to Benfica.
After a blatant handball, the centre-back seemed to pretend that the ball had hit him in the nether-regions. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it in the video above.
During the Villa incident, he unsuccessfully attempted to convince the ref that the ball had hit him in the stomach. See that glorious moment below…