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Video emerges of police officer falling over barrier trying to arrest fan outside the City Ground

A video emerges of a police officer falling over a barrier trying to arrest a fan outside the City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

It’s claimed that some Manchester City fans were giving it large and a few punches were thrown after the Premier League fixture which saw Nottingham Forest seal a vital point late on against the champions.

The lad in the video below is rumoured to be one of them but the copper forgot how big those anti-terrorist barriers were and tried to detain him.

The clip has gone on to get nearly 200,000 views, along with over 5,000 likes and plenty of reaction in the comments section…

It’s not the first time that trouble flared up outside the stadium, as earlier this season, Leeds fans lost their cool with Forest fans.

Jesse Marsch’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat, with anger aimed at the manager, before his eventual sacking, and those coming out of the away end clearly were still riled as they made their way back home. 

Just like this officer in the above video, they struggled to get over the barriers. Let’s just remind ourselves of this moment from a few weeks back…

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Back to Saturday now and Manchester City lost ground on fellow Premier League title challengers Arsenal after being held to a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest as Chris Wood’s late leveller cancelled out Bernardo Silva’s sublime opener.

A moment of solo brilliance from Silva in the 41st minute looked to be sending City back to the summit, but for an impressive second-half resurgence from Steve Cooper’s side, who converted their only shot on target with six minutes remaining.

Aston Villa beat Arsenal twice earlier in the day. Arsenal now have a two point advantage with one game remaining.

Erling Haaland was responding to City’s recent claims that he wasn’t the right fit for City’s style. He hit the crossbar and then blasted the rebound goallessly over in the second period. The wasteful visitors couldn’t make their dominance more than a single point.

It remains to be seen how big these dropped points will play in the race to the Premier League crown. Pep Guardiola admitted that he was “sad” to not have capitalized on the game’s significant momentum.

Forest are unbeaten in eight home league matches, with half of them winning – their best home unbeaten run since 1996.

Player ratings

Nottingham Forest: Navas (8), Aurier (7), Felipe (8), Worrall (8), Lodi (7), Freuler (7), Shelvey (6), Colback (7), Gibbs-White (7), Danilo (6), Johnson (7).

Subs: Ayew (6), Williams (6), Magala (6), Toffolo (6), Wood (7).

Man City: Ederson (6), Laporte (6), Dias (6), Walker (6), Rodri (6), Silva (7), Grealish (7), De Bruyne (6), Gundogan (6), Foden (7), Haaland (5).

Subs: Alvarez (n/a), Ake (n/a).

Player of the match: Joe Worrall

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper said after the match:

“We knew the game was going to look like it did. We planned for that. You are playing against an incredible team – the best in the world at domestic level. You have to sacrifice the ideals in the game to try and get something out of it.

“We put a plan in place to try and get something out of it. They had loads of the ball and the territory. You need a bit of luck when you play them, we deserved that.

“I’m disappointed with VAR – it’s a clear foul on Joe Worrall for the goal. VAR have let the referee down there. Of all weekends they needed a good one. This is another talking point. We’re disappointed with that.

“The players listened and stuck to the plan. We gave up what we usually want to do in games of football. It was a great goal. So it’s a positive result. I thought we got away with it, if I’m honest. If we’d have gone open like we normally do – City are dangerous. We run the risk no doubt. We got our moment and it’s a great goal.”

Man City manager Pep Guardiola:

“It was a brilliant performance but we didn’t score. From the goal we could defend better with more energy. First half it should be two or three zero. We drop points, it’s sad and disappointing. But the way we play was really good. Today was not our day.

“It was 15 games [until the end of the season] now it’s 14. We create chances and are good on transitions but we miss chances. We didn’t score that’s all. We don’t make many excuses. I’m not a guy who is here to talk about something we cannot control.

“I was complaining to the fourth official and got a well deserved yellow card.

“When they give everything they give everything. There was endeavour to win. We played a good game, we just missed the second goal. We have to look at ourselves – we can do better. Today we miss too many clear chances. It sometimes happens.

“(Erling) Haaland is positive, he keeps going. Today we were much better than the opponent but we didn’t score the goals so we have to blame ourselves.”

Twitter users reacted as a video emerges of a police officer falling over a barrier trying to arrest a fan outside the City Ground….

@thisdogisred: The absolute disrespect for our coppers is the problem with todays society!

@Bermondsea1: Most have earned the disrespect tbh

@nffc_red_dog: The way they treated people in the past 2.5 years they deserve the disrespect, respect is earned

@gimoc90: When it comes to football, the police have very little respect because they have little respect for fans.

@jncgregory: The problem is the force employing nobheads like him.

@DRW23578: The fuck was he doing πŸ˜‚

@seangregory1988: β€œGet him” πŸ˜‚

@DRW85320: It’s the ‘oi, you get here’ that cracks me up

@0joejones833: I could watch that all day.

@BenMetters94: What’s the matter Danny, you never taken a shortcut before

@JoeNorton98: Imagine being that much of a fucking jobsworth πŸ˜‚

@danisawolf: Absolutely superb

@lewasntme: Humpty Dumpty has had a mare LMAOOOOOOOOOO

@k905ive: Haha he bailed

@Dom_Priest94: What on earth are you doing pal πŸ˜‚

@Only1Carlton: Things you love to see 🀣🀣🀣

@BCAFCBH: That’s a big Sausage Roll

@jamiestanway: Love to fucking see that

@DeanoTy: Our rozzers are a laughing stock!

@kierenstraw: What is he doing 🀣🀣🀣🀣

@Ruffalinhoo: That hat saved him

@BigWoodenSpoon: Copper made a cock of himself there.

@GQ1995: Sad thing is he’s gonna get for assaulting a pig

@nickfudge62: Pathetic thing is that bloke could get arrested just Bcs the copper fell over

@wwfcdrummer: Ouch went down like sack of spuds

@Stokie2103: Loves his job more than his life this officer 🀣🀣🀣🀣


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