Manchester United fans celebrate during their EFL Cup clash© Twitter
The EFL Cup semi-final match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest almost ended in disaster when an advertising hoarding near the ground caused pressure from fans. Bruno Fernandes scored the third goal for United in 89m In the minutes of the match and during the celebration, several fans broke the hoarding and stormed the field. The situation was quickly brought under control with the help of the players’ stewards and no one was injured in the incident.
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Crowd control police and local authorities quickly brought the situation under control and the match resumed within minutes after some spectators were moved to different parts of the stadium.
“It was an unpleasant watch for a moment or two, but everyone seems to be OK in that corner. They’re giving back the billboard,” commented former Manchester United defender Gary Neville.
Marcus Rashford Manchester United scored a stunning solo goal to virtually book a place at Wembley next month as they beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
The England man, enjoying a post-World Cup purple patch, scored his 18th goal of the season in the sixth minute to silence an expectant crowd at the City Ground.
(with AFP input)
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