Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
But what may be even more astonishing than the tackle itself is that Talbot was only shown a yellow card by the referee.
Sam is going to be OK, but he has three or four puncture marks on his face. It wasn’t a great tackle and I’ve let the referee know my views on it.
"It wasn't a great tackle." Indeed...
More: BBC accidentally interviews ex-footballer about match he played in
More: The one newspaper Aston Villa fans won't want to buy this weekend