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Murty unconcerned by Hleb clash

Graeme Murty
Murty praised the referee for how he handled the situation (Getty)

Reading captain Graeme Murty says the clash with Arsenal's Alexander Hleb on Saturday is in danger of "being blown out of proportion".

The Arsenal midfielder has admitted a charge of violent conduct following the incident at the Emirates Stadium.

Murty told BBC Radio Berkshire he felt referee Peter Walton handled the situation well at the time.

He said: "He prevented me from taking the law into my own hands and kept 11 men on the pitch."

Murty added: "He said 'I'm sorry Murts. I missed it. I apologise. You have a game to play.' That got me back.

"These things happen in football, I've got better things to be thinking about than that."

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