Brazilian ex-Shakhtar player Fred suffered from Leeds fans.
Leeds – Manchester United / photo REUTERS
As part of the 26th round of the English Football Championship among the teams of the elite division, Leeds hosted Manchester United at home. The game ended in a scandal due to the actions of the fans of the home team.
According to Sky Sportsafter the Manchester United players scored the third goal against Leeds, the fans of this team got angry and decided to take revenge by firing rockets at the Red Devils players.
One of the shells hit the former Shakhtar Donetsk player Fred. The 19-year-old striker of the Mancunians Anthony Elanga was also injured, who was hit in the head by a projectile. They needed the help of doctors.
The Football Association of England has already contacted the local police and began to investigate the scandalous episode.
Let’s add that the match ended with the victory of “Manchester United” with a score of 4:2. Ralph Rangnick’s men gained a two-goal lead at the end of the first half, but managed to concede twice early in the second half, but then managed to score two more goals.
Leeds 2-4 Manchester United
goals: Rodrigo, 53, Rafinha, 54 – Maguire, 34, Fernandez, 45 + 5, Fred, 70, Elanga, 89
“Leeds“: Mellier, Ayling, Llorente (Gelhardt, 46), Struyk, Dallas, Koch (Firpo, 31), Forshaw, Klich, Harrison (Rafinha, 46), Rodrigo, James
“Manchester United“: De Gea, Van Bissac, Maguire, Lindelef, Shaw, Pogba (Fred, 67), McTominey, Lingard (Elanga, 67), Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo
Warnings: Struyk, Ayling, Forshaw, Rafinha, Klich, Firpo – Ronaldo, McTominay, Shaw
Championship of England: the position of the teams in the league
- The leader of the championship is “Manchester City” with 63 points in the asset. Liverpool are in second with 57 points. Third place for Chelsea – 50 points.
- Manchester United have earned 46 points in 26 rounds played and are fourth in the Premier League standings. Leeds are 15th with 23 points.
- In the relegation zone of the English Premier League are: “Watford” (18th place, 18 points), “Burnley” (19th place, 17 points), “Norwich” (20th place, 17 points).
- The next match “Manchester United” will play against “Atletico” on the road, February 23, in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League.