‘Idiot’ landed flat on his face in a pitch invasion gone wrong in Manchester United’s Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest
A Manchester United fan’s botched invasion saw him crash the turf at Old Trafford.
United beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final, winning the tie 5-0 on aggregate to stage a final at Wembley against Premier League rivals Newcastle.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Fred decided a rather lukewarm game, which escaped any drama when a supporter tripped.
On a penalty-free call on striker Wout Weghorst, the TV cameras switched to replays, but luckily talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface was there to keep us updated on what was going on at the side of the pitch.
“Some idiot decided to try jumping on the pitch,” he said.
“He has his face covered which is probably why when he jumped over the palisades he tripped over his own feet and ended up falling flat on his stomach.
“He is now being escorted off the ground. Well done, buddy.
Footage later emerged of the individual being escorted off the pitch by stewards, with him wearing a Manchester United beanie and Marcus Rashford scarf.
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Erik ten Hag is understandably delighted to see his side book their place at Wembley but warned his players that the first-half performance was not good enough.
“I won’t talk about being recovered too soon, but we are moving in the right direction,” the Man United boss told talkSPORT.
“You see from the first half that we have a long way to go but I thought it was quite professional.
“We got a clean sheet but I’m critical and I see we gave them two chances and if they score them they’re back in the game. We have to avoid that.
“But in the second half I was much happier. When you can bring these players [Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho] from the bench it’s great but I think already in the second half in general it was a much higher pace.
The last time Newcastle played in a domestic cup final was the 1999 FA Cup final when Man United beat them en route to winning the treble.
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