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Police arrest nine after Manchester United beat Leeds

Police have made nine arrests after a Manchester player was hit by an object thrown from the crowd as Man City’s Premier League lead has been reduced after losing to Tottenham Hotspur.

Anthony Elanga

Manchester United and Leeds have had a fierce rivalry over the years. Following Manchester United's intense 4-2 Premier League win over Leeds United a player appeared to have been hit by something thrown from the crowd.

Police have made nine arrests following Anthony Elanga appearing to have been hit by something while celebrating a teammate’s goal.

According to media reports, the Football Association is aware of the incident involving Elanga and is looking into it, with Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa condemning the action of supporters involved.

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick was proud of the team’s performance.

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“At halftime we were fully aware that we have to be always aware, always on the front foot. That changed the atmosphere obviously but we kept our heads up and we showed some unity and some maturity on the pitch and that was the only way to achieve the turnaround once again.” Rangnick said.

Marcelo Bielsa on the Elland Road touchline (PHOTO: LeedsLive)

However, Manager Marcelo Bielsa claimed his Leeds side were "strong" during the start of each half, but "lacked consistency defensively" in their 4-2 loss to visitors Manchester United.

“We had chances to score more goals but we were lacking consistency and a certain maturity defensively. And due to not being able to have a defensive midfielder, it made us lose a certain consistency defensively.” He noted.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur moved up to seventh, four points behind fourth-place Manchester United after defeating Manchester City.

Spurs had lost their previous three matches in the Premier League before Saturday's narrow victory over leaders City, who are six points ahead of second-place Liverpool with one more game played. (Reuters)


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