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Ashley Williams has played down the controversial incident when Robin van Persie was struck on the head

Posted Dec 25 2012 1:57am
With Van Persie on the ground, a ball struck by Williams hit the striker on the head. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was incensed, saying: "Robin van Persie is lucky to be alive. It was a disgraceful act from their player and he should be banned by the FA. Robin could have had a broken neck. " Williams, who was booked by referee Michael Oliver, has insisted it was not intentional and wants to move on. "I understand why Van Persie was angry, " Williams told Sky Sports. "I've kicked the ball away Chelsea Jersey in frustration, but I wasn't trying to hit him in the head. "I tried to say sorry, but he wasn't having it. I haven't spoken to him since the game and I didn't shake hands afterwards - but only because I didn't see him. As far as I'm concerned it's no big deal. "If I had tried to hit him on the head deliberately, I would have missed! It's not like I'm going to shoot and hit him square in the head like that. "England captain Gerrard has 16 months remaining on his Bayern Munich Jersey present commitment, but Rodgers wants to put together a package that ensures the midfielder spends his entire career at Liverpool. "He is vital to us, and I recognise that. I know he has 16 months left on his contract, but I would want him to go beyond that for this club and this team, " Rodgers is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror. Liverpool are beginning to look towards youth, which has raised question marks about Gerrard's position, but Rodgers feels his 32-year-old captain is vital to the club's development. Rodgers said: "He donovan away jersey has been an inspirational captain for us, he has been a huge figure in the development of this team. We are improving, we are growing, and he has influenced that. "Absolutely I would want him to stay beyond his current contract and extend it - there is absolutely no question about that. "The Ivory Coast international was part of the Arsenal side who went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten in the Premier League as they claimed the title. And the defender sees a similar refusal to accept a setback in the current City messi barcelona jersey group, who sit second in the Premier League. City scored a 93rd-minute winner against Reading on Saturday, with Gareth Barry striking in injury time, and Toure believes it is proof of their character. "It was the same at Arsenal, that team who were the Invincibles, " he said. "We just knew when we were losing or drawing, we could get the crucial goal. We have the same winning mentality here. We never accept drawing or losing a game. "It's really important to be calm because we know we can score at any portugal soccer jersey time. We have so many attacking players who are capable of scoring. This time it was a midfielder who scored. " City have made a habit of scoring late goals, with Barry's decider against Reading following Edin Dzeko's late winners against Fulham, West Brom and Tottenham earlier in the season. And Toure added: "We just keep believing we will score. The belief comes from the quality players we have. Last season we know about the crucial goals we got late on and this time, Gareth Barry came and did the same. " It is composed by lpbrandname-savings 012.025.2012
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