Robbie Savage, 45, makes 1st competitive appearance 8 years after retirement

Robbie Savage, 45, makes 1st competitive appearance 8 years after retirement

- Robbie Savage returned to action after eight-years of hanging his boots from football

- The Welshman featured for tenth-tier English side Stockport Town in a league match

- Savage is the seventh player with the highest number of yellow cards Premier League's history

Robbie Savage made his debut for tenth-tier side Stockport Town as a substitute after retiring from professional football.

The 45-year-old who had 89 yellow cards during his playing career showed he had lost none of his passion for the beautiful game after clashing with an official.

Stockport Town defeated FC Owestry Town 3-2 and Savage was brought in to help his team hold onto the lead with 20 minutes left.

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The former Leicester City and Blackburn midfielder played his last competitive match in May 2011, when he first ended his career playing for Derby.

He soon became a pundit after hanging his boots and also appeared on a popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

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Savage made 623 appearances in his career, after graduating from Manchester United academy.

He won 39 caps for Wales and enjoyed long spells with Crewe Alexander, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn and Derby County.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Unai Emery could be frustrated out of Arsenal by players after less than two years in charge of the north London club.

The Gunners were forced to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates by Southampton and sources claim the players have lost faith in the Spanish manager.

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