One of Manchester United's many loanees plying their trade in the lower-leagues of English football, goalkeeper Dean Henderson was the victim of a shocking move by Lincoln City's 'big man' Matt Rhead.
Playing for Shrewsbury Town in the Checkatrade Trophy Final in Wembley, there was little time gone in the game before Henderson found himself on the receiving end of a shocking challenge from Rhead.
Driving his elbow under the chin of Henderson, this angle demonstrates that Rhead appeared to know full well what he was trying to do.
Disgusting foul on United’s Dean Henderson in the Checkatrade Trophy Final only ended in a yellow! pic.twitter.com/cxajQ5XS3D
— JustRedDevils (@JustRedDevils) April 8, 2018
A further angle of the incident was captured here.
@deanhenderson you okay hun? X #OUFC pic.twitter.com/6Y2096aaEN
— Will (@Will_OUFC) April 8, 2018
Incredibly, Rhead only received a yellow-card for the hit, and, to his credit, Henderson continued on.
Hard to defend that challenge on Dean Henderson.
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) April 8, 2018
— Michael Calvin💙 (@CalvinBook) April 8, 2018
The big man should be off. Knew exactly what he was doing
— Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) April 8, 2018
Big admirer of the Cowley brothers but hope they condemn that assault by Rhead on @deanhenderson
— John Tondeur (@JohnTondeur) April 8, 2018
People say goalkeepers don’t get enough protection... that ‘foul’ on @deanhenderson is ridiculous and should be a straight red!!!
— Ryan Howells (@rybohowells) April 8, 2018
Absolutely blatant forearm into the goalkeepers throat from non-league striker Matt Rhead. Luckily Dean Henderson is OK. Only a yellow for that twat. #Salop
— Antony Manners 🇪🇺 💚🇺🇦 (@cornishant) April 8, 2018
That's Matty Rhead in a nutshell. Fucking nutcase
— nick (@Kenzema) April 8, 2018