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Wenger: Clashes like Mancini's with Moyes are inevitable in Premier League

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26 Mar 2010 12:08:37

Wenger: Clashes like Mancini's with Moyes are inevitable in Premier League

Arsene Wenger says managers are bound to lose their temper in the Premier League cauldron after Roberto Mancini and David Moyes went toe-to-toe on Wednesday night. Manchester City boss Mancini squared up to Moyes during Everton's 2-0 victory at Eastlands. The pair were sent off by referee Peter Walton for their astonishing bust-up. My ball: David Moyes catches the ball and angers Roberto Mancini Touchy: Moyes throws the ball away from Mancini as Yobo watches on Red mist: Mancini grapples with Moyes They had to be separated by fourth official Howard Webb after Mancini took exception to Moyes picking up the ball - an action the Italian interpreted as time-wasting. They could find out later on Thursday whether they will face FA action for their clash. But Arsenal's Wenger - who was himself involved in a touchline row with Tottenham rival Martin Jol in 2006 - has leapt to their defence, insisting such incidents are part and parcel on the pressure matches in the top-flight. He said: 'I had some incidents but we are all under pressure. During agame at one specific moment it can happen that, for a fraction of a second, we lose it a little bit. All smiles: Moyes and Mancini are filmed shaking heads afterwards 'It can happen to anybody. Even if after the game, "come on let's behave properly" it can still happen. It just shows that we are humanslike everybody and that we care.' Mancini apologised for his behaviour after the incident in his side'sdefeat which dealt a blow to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Mancini said: 'If I made a mistake then I'm sorry. I have spoken with him. I wanted to get the ball because we had another five minutes.'  VIDEO: Wenger rows with Jol... Moyes added: 'All I can say is that I was surprised that I was sent off. But it's fine. There's no problem. He was just showing his passion for his team. 'Next time I won't catch the ball. I will let it run off down the tunnel. That would have wasted more time. 'I wasn't doing anything on purpose. I don't know why I was sent off. And I, by the way, wasn't the one waving imaginary yellow cards around trying to get people booked.' On the up: Everton's Tim Cahill scores with a trademark header 'Next time I won't catch the ball. I will let it run off down the tunnel. That would have wasted more time. 'I wasn't doing anything on purpose. I don't know why I was sent off. And I, by the way, wasn't the one waving imaginary yellow cards around trying to get people booked.'  Man City 0 Everton 2: Moyes and Mancini scuffle after Cahill strikes blowVIDEO SPECIAL: Touchline trauma! From Arsene Wenger v Martin Jol to Roberto Mancini v David Moyes - the best (or worst) manager bust ups ARSENAL FC


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