That was Agger by the way. But it doesn't matter if the keeper has the ball in one or two hands.
According to FIFA law:
A goalkeeper is not permitted to keep control of the ball in his hands for more than six seconds. A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball:
while the ball is between his hands or between his hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body)
while holding the ball in his outstretched open hand
while in the act of bouncing it on the ground or tossing it into the air
When a goalkeeper has gained possession of the ball with his hands, he cannot be challenged by an opponent.
Also i've read that neither scholes or fletcher have travelled with the squad to braga, seems a little strange unless they have knocks. Good news Smalling has travelled and hopefully he starts.
But i have a feeling carrick will play at cb again with maybe rafael getting a rest and smalling at rb, clev/ando midfield 2, nani and valencia on the wings with any two combination of the 4 strikers up top.
Last edited by Liam Miller; 11-06-2012 at 10:52 AM.