Ouch! Photo of studmarks left by Norwich City’s Alex Tettey is posted online by Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker posted a photo on his Instagram account (Bakesy23) of the stud mar

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker posted a photo on his Instagram account (Bakesy23) of the stud marks on his chest following a high tackle from Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey. - Credit: Nathan Baker Instagram account

Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey appears to have been fortunate to not get a red card in City's 4-1 loss at Aston Villa yesterday, as this picture shows.

The players confront referee Anthony Taylor after a bad tackle by Alex Tettey on Villa's Nathan Bake

The players confront referee Anthony Taylor after a bad tackle by Alex Tettey on Villa's Nathan Baker. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Villa defender Nathan Baker decided to post a picture of some sore-looking studmarks across his chest, to highlight how high Tettey's boot had been when it made contact.

Alexander Tettey of Norwich gets a yellow card from Referee Anthony Taylor during the Barclays Premi

Alexander Tettey of Norwich gets a yellow card from Referee Anthony Taylor during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, BirminghamPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026702/03/2014 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The clumsy challenge, in the 30th minute of the match, saw Tettey given a yellow card by referee Anthony Taylor.

It sparked a bout of pushing and shoving between the Norwich and Villa players, with many of the home fans calling for the Norway international to be sent off.

It made little difference though as Villa went on to score another two goals before half-time to complete their comeback from going 1-0 down in the third minute, thanks to a Wes Hoolahan goal, and seal their 4-1 success.


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The yellow card was 27-year-old Tettey's third in six matches, since returning to the Canaries' starting line-up following three months out with an ankle injury.

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