Noel Gallagher has claimed he was left “covered in blood” after being headbutted at the Manchester City game yesterday.
The former Oasis founding member and longtime Manchester City fan was in attendance at the Etihad Stadium as the sky blues came back from 2-0 down against Aston Villa to secure the victory and claim the title of 2021-22 Premier League champions yesterday – but after the winning goal went in the back of the net, things sound like they didn’t quite go Noel’s way during the celebrations.
Noel was in good spirits this morning as he told talkSPORT that he found himself needing “stitches in his top lip”, and actually walked away with “two black eyes” after being headbutted by who he claims was City centre back Ruben Dias’ dad.
He described the whole thing as “absolute bedlam”.
Relaying what happened after the match, Noel told talkSPORT: “Let me tell you what happened to me yesterday. As the third goal goes in, there is absolute bedlam in the stadium.
“Where we sit, Ruben Dias’ family are a couple of boxes up. I’m jumping around like an idiot, passing my son around like the Premier League trophy, everyone’s lifting him up. I turn around, Ruben Dias’ dad runs straight into me, headbutts me, I’m on the floor, covered in blood.
“I don’t see the last two minutes, I’ve got to get taken down by St John’s Ambulance to get stitched up”.
Noel continued: “I’ve got stitches in my top lip, two black eyes. As I’m going down the corridor, Pep is running up crying and we hug each other. He says, ‘What’s up with your face?’ And I said, ‘Go and be with your players!’
“If you saw me today, I look like I’ve just arrived home from the eighties at Elland Road, I look like I’ve had my head smashed in. It’s unbelievable.
“Lots of City fans are asking me what happened and I’m just saying, ‘You’ll never guess’.”
It sounds like Noel came off a lot worse as he also claimed that there’s “not a mark” on Ruben Dias’ dad following the incident, adding that he’s “a big bear of a man”.
“He almost knocked my teeth out,” Noel claimed.
After what had been one of the closest title races of the past few years, Manchester City yesterday pipped North West rivals Liverpool to the post during an impressive comeback in their final match of the Premier League season to successfully retain their title as the winners of English football’s top flight.
The Citizens eventually made their dream a reality by beating Aston Villa 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium after first going 2-0 down.
Two goals came from İlkay Gündoğan, and one from Rodrigo, all in the second half.
The victory yesterday was Manchester City’s sixth Premier League title in total since returning to the top flight in 2002, and the fourth Premier League title in five years won under current manager, Pep Guardiola.
He was banned, then apologised, and now all seems to be forgiven.
But the internet does not forgive so easily.
At the time of writing, England vs USA is drawn 0-0.
Here are some of the tweets that sum up why James Corden is trending tonight:
You can buy half Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate the full thing
December is nearly ready for rolling around once again.
It’s time to reach out the decorations out and get into the festive spirit, but for those who’d consider themselves a bit lazy, there’s an invention that could be a life saver, and it’s quite honestly genius.
You can now buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – otherwise known as or ‘against the wall Christmas trees’.
Unless your tree’s going to placed in front of a street-facing window for rafts of passers-by to see on a daily basis, it can be really tempting to just not decorate the back of it at all, right? The faff off trying to evenly-distribute strings of lights, tinsel and baubles around a full tree is often a lot more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it’s not going to be properly seen anyway.
Some would probably say it’s pointless, and it’s this thought that has presumably prompted companies to start selling these ‘half Christmas trees’.
If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s basically exactly as it sounds – half a tree.
Half Christmas trees – which are also a great option for those with slightly less space to dedicate to seasonal decorations – are available in various places, and for all manner of budgets, so it should be fairly easy to get your hands on one this festive season.
According to the product description on the Very website: “This may look like a regular Christmas tree, but it’s been cleverly designed so that one side is completely flat, so no matter how limited your space might be, you and your family can still enjoy the magic of having a tree in your home,”
“Standing an impressive 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a lush look, you can stand it flat against the wall to save on valuable floor space,
“It also means you don’t have to worry about any of your favourite decorations being out of sight at the back”.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper though, then there’s plenty of different options available on eBay and Amazon too, and our pick for this would be the vidaXL Artificial Half Christmas Tree – which is currently being sold on eBay by a number of different sellers for prices starting at £24.