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Thursday 16 August 2018

Manchester City won’t face action for pitch invasion

City fans swarmed on to the field after Sunday’s win against Swansea.

Fans invade the pitch after Manchester City's victory over Swansea
Fans invade the pitch after Manchester City's victory over Swansea

By Andy Hampson, Press Association Sport

Manchester City will not face action over the pitch invasion which followed Sunday’s Premier League win over Swansea, Press Association Sport understands.

Thousands of supporters swarmed on to the field at the Etihad Stadium to celebrate the team’s title win after Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed the Swans 5-0.

It is understood the Football Association has sought observations over the matter but it will go no further as the governing body believes the incursion to be celebratory in nature.

It had been City’s first match since securing the Premier League title but they are not due to be presented with the trophy until after their home game with Huddersfield on May 6.

Pitch invasions are not generally allowed but the FA does review each on an individual basis and is taking what it considers a common-sense approach in this case.

Press Association

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