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Man City fan gets ejected by police for doing plane gestures towards Man Utd supporters

Man City fan gets ejected by police for doing plane gestures towards Man Utd supporters in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Officers were called to deal with the situation, with the culprit soon taking out of the Etihad Stadium, with United fans waving him off.

It comes as football fans in England and Wales face being banned from matches if they mock tragedies, under updated guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service.

The CPS guidance say that actions including singing, chanting or displaying offensive messages about disasters or accidents involving players or fans can be seen as a public order offence.

Douglas Mackay from the CPS said: “A small minority of so-called fans are both damaging the reputation of the sport and more importantly this offending has a devastating impact on the families of victims of tragedies and the communities connected closely to these events.”

Mark Roberts, the chief constable of Cheshire police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead for football policing, said the organisation was working closely with the CPS and welcomed the effort to tackle the “mindless and vicious chanting that unfortunately a minority of supporters engage in”.

The Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, said: “We strongly believe there is no room for abhorrent tragedy abuse in football.

“Along with our clubs and the authorities, we are committed to sanctioning those found guilty and will also focus on educating fans of all ages, so they understand why this abuse is so hurtful and unacceptable.”

Man Utd were ahead after just 8 minutes when Andre Onana pinged a pass over the top for Bruno Fernandes, who rolled it back to Marcus Rashford and the Man Utd No.10 ran onto it to hammer a shot into the top corner from 30 yards out.

But man of the match Phil Foden had a game to remember when in the 55th minute, he took the ball inside on his left foot and lashed a shot high into the top corner as the ball made it’s way past Andre Onana and nearly took the net off.

In the 80th minute, he netted again, making his way through the Man Utd defence via a one-two with Julian Alvarez. The shot was hit low, and Andre Onana watched it nestle in the bottom corner.

There was still time for City to add a third, and while it didn’t look to be Erling Haaland’s day, he finally got the chance to make his mark.

Casemiro’s ball to Sofyan Amrabat was poor, and Amrabat gifted possession to Rodri. A simple pass made it easy for Haaland to make it three with the last moment of the game.

Player ratings (per Sky Sports)

Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Stones (7), Dias (5), Ake (7), Rodri (8), De Bruyne (7), Bernardo (7), Foden (9), Doku (6), Haaland (6).

Subs: Alvarez (7), Bobb (n/a).

Man Utd: Onana (7), Dalot (6), Varane (7), Evans (6), Lindelof (6), Mainoo (6), Casemiro (6), McTominay (5), Fernandes (6), Rashford (7), Garnacho (5).

Subs: Kambwala (5), Antony (5), Amrabat (4), Forson (6).

Player of the match: Phil Foden.

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes, speaking to Sky Sports: “I think the commitment from the team was there.

“We had our chances. Sometimes we played a little too deep but you know City do that to all the teams, you have to defend your box and we did that really well in the first half. From a chance that could be ours it ended up 1-1.

“There’s always something more you can do in the game, if it is City or someone else you can always do something better. City are a team that knows how to have the ball and pin teams back. We knew we had to defend our goal really well and I think we did, we should have had more spells with the ball than we did in the second half.”

On fight to get in Champions League: “Every time you don’t win a game it is a damage at this club. We know what this club demands and we want to win the games we are involved in. We didn’t get the three points today but there’s still a long way to go. We know it is not everything in our hands because other teams have to lose points but we have to do our job.”

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, speaking to Match of the Day: “I think it was a good performance overall, we went 1-0 up and we had our moments after it to score the second one.

“We defended very well and there were two defining moments when we nearly made a breakthrough and conceded the first goal.

“Then you are disappointed, we have to accept it and still were had the opportunties to at least get one point, but the win was also possible.”

On Kyle Walker foul on Marcus Rashford: “I looked back and asked Rashy [Rashford] if there was contact, maybe soft but there was contact.”

On tactics: “Getting behind the defending line with the speed of Garnacho, already after a couple of minutes there was some good breakthrough and then quickly after it was a good goal from Rashford.

“We closed the middle very good and the box very good.

“We stuck to the plan and we had the moment of the reckless action of the goalkeeper of City and after that attack we conceded the goal.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to BBC MOTD: “Not winning would not be good but we matched the result with the performance and it is really good.

“We started really well but after seven minutes and the first long ball we were not in the correct line. We we were a little more anxious in the first half in the final third but yeah it was a really good game.

“They are a team built for the transitions and they can kill you in them. That is why you have to not lose that. If we attack not in a good position they can make good transitions and score a second goal and make it more difficult.”

On Phil Foden: “It is the amount of games he is playing. He was always a talented player but now he is more mature and understands more the game, especially defensively. He can play middle, right, make moments and cut inside, play in the left, scoring from the left. What can I say? He is the best player in the Premier League right now for the amount of things he does. Unbelievable.”

His defensive work give you as much pleasure as other stuff? “When he scores two goals it gives me more pleasure than the other stuff. We don’t negotiate over that, the guy who doesn’t do that doesn’t stay in the team. He loves football, he lives for football. He is a joy and his work ethic is unbelievable.”

On title challenge: “It is about us. We can’t control what Liverpool or Arsenal, Aston Villa or other contenders do, it is about us. We do what we have to do to win today, next Wednesday and Sunday. This team is legendary.

“Will we do it? I don’t know. We have today more points at this stage than last season. The difference is Liverpool have I don’t know how many more points than this stage last season. When the opponent is behaving like this, what can I say, congratulations so far. We will continue to try game by game.”

Manchester City’s Phil Foden, speaking to Sky Sports: “My aim is to turn up in the big games. That is what I want to do and I think this season I am proving that. I just need to keep working hard.

“I understand what it means for the fans – a derby at the Etihad. It means everything for me, to score as well is even better but it was about the win today.”

Captain Kyle Walker on Foden: “This season he has been nothing short of first class. That is the standard he sets for himself and we set for him. It is the standard he needs to keep up now.

“When he comes in on his left foot we call him the sniper because he likes to shoot. When he comes in on the left foot you know he has the calmness and composure to pick his spot.

“We lean on him. We need important players like him because they help you win games.

“He puts the work in, he is always doing extra shooting. His goals are coming in, he is reaping the rewards and he needs to keep these standards up.”

“Manchester City couldn’t afford to drop points today, the way the title race is going and the games they’ve got coming up. Liverpool next, Arsenal after that.

“They’ve got a huge few weeks to come. This is the start of it. A little bit of a scare early on but they’ve got the job done.”

“Sometimes, derby matches can be emotional and passionate affairs. But for local players, those who have come through the academy it means a lot. Phil Foden is as cold as ice.

“Today, the special talent that for years has been described as potential and promise is here to stay. He’s such a wonderful player.

“It’s important it’s him. City go into the title run-in in a strong position.”

Dion Dublin: “City deserve it. They played some good football and were very patient, Bernardo Silva led this team to the victory. But, today belongs to Phil Foden what a young player and an amazing footballing brain – two brilliant goals.”

Chris Sutton: “Man Utd are so far behind Manchester City. City deserved to win the game.

“I thought the scoreline was going to be bigger. If you are a Man Utd fan you are thinking, ‘how on earth are we going to catch Man City in the near future?’. There’s a massive gulf in class.”

Micah Richards: “Manchester United were defending so well but they can’t do that for 90 minutes. In the end the quality showed. They are two different teams – one trying to find themselves. Manchester City blew them away with their quality.”

Roy Keane: “I don’t want to be too hard on United because City were brilliant. They showed why they’re champions.

“What City do is they find out all your shortcomings. There’s no hiding place. It’s like a boxing ring. They wore them down.

“The stats show you how dominant Man City were. Haaland and De Bruyne weren’t at their best but then Foden steps up.

“I think it’s more credit to Man City than being too critical of Man Utd. Manchester United will have to take their medicine today. Huge question marks for this team and the manager.”

Twitter users reacted after a Man City fan gets ejected by police for doing plane gestures towards Man Utd supporters…

@AdamJoseph____: What a piece of filth.

@carlheatley78: Always one idiot!!

@StartupManutd: @ManCity sort it out!!!

@4shaann: No surprise that he won’t have heard of Frank Swift

@Naked__Dave: Mocking the death of his own ex player. Why doesn’t it surprise me that a city fan has no idea of their history

@andyorton7: Banning order and fine incoming

@AntonioCuozzo11: Absolute gimp

@jordandavies09: People like this are so pathetic

@BA305LFC: Imagine being a grown man going to a football and making gestures or singing about football disaster where people lost their lives!!! Embarrassing

@cheekyScorpio: What i don’t understand about these clowns is that they mock an airplane crash they killed their people too. City also lost people in Munich but these clowns have been fans since 2009 so of course they don’t know that

@darraghcash: Who’s gonna be the one to tell this nonce that a former Man City player died in the Munich Air Disaster? Absolute waste of oxygen

@ole_was_right: Genuine question: Why do people do stupid shit like this? Nobody is entertained by it— even the city fans around him couldn’t give a fuck; it’s all but guaranteed to get caught in the age of all fans having cellphones at matches; and it’s never been funny. Pathetic

@A_GymGuy: I will never get why fans do these kind of things. Needs locking up the wanker

@john_nufc42: Whoever this guy is is an absolute scum sorry for swearing but there’s absolutely no place for this act @gmpolice please sort this one out

@brandonconn14: Hahahaha what a twat

@l888pjp: Fingers crossed this tool is looking at a lengthy ban.

@jonmikesav8: It goes to show the brain dead pricks have no idea one of their own died in the Munich disaster.

@footballqueeen: Fu*k off, you piece of shit 👋🏼

@Ste_H_16: Well done GMP 👏👏👏 Typically classless from them lot but we expect nothing less… banning order incoming and then when he’s named and shamed – look forward to his workplace being flooded regards this and his jobs gone too… scumbag!!!

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