A Manchester United fan’s botched pitch invasion ended with him ‘flat on his face’ on the Old Trafford turf.
United beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final, winning the tie 5-0 on aggregate to set up a Wembley final against Newcastle.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Fred decided a rather tepid tie, that escaped any drama when a supporter tripped himself up.
During a non-penalty call on Wout Weghorst, TV cameras switched to replays, but luckily, talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface was there to keep us informed about what was happening at the side of the pitch.
“Some idiot has decided to try and jump onto the pitch,” he said.
“He has his face covered which is probably why when he jumped over the hoardings he tripped over his own feet and ended up falling flat on his face.
“He’s now being escorted out of the ground, well done mate.”
Pictures later emerged of the individual being escorted off the pitch by stewards, with him wearing a Manchester United beanie hat and Marcus Rashford scarf.
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Erik ten Hag is naturally delighted to see his side book their place at Wembley but warned his players that the first half performance wasn’t good enough.
“I will not talk about being re-established too soon but we’re heading in the right direction,” the Man United boss told talkSPORT.
“You see from the first half that we have quite a long way to go but I thought it was quite professional.
“We got a clean sheet but I’m critical and I see that we allowed them two chances and if they score them they’re back in the game. We have to avoid that.
“But the second half I was much more happy. When you can bring those players [Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho] from the bench that’s great but I think already in the second half in general was a much higher tempo.”
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