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Fan halts City game by handcuffing himself to post

Updated: 2012-02-01 10:54
( Agencies)

Fan halts City game by handcuffing himself to post

A man handcuffs himself to the goal post during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester City in Liverpool, northern England, Jan 31, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - The Premier League match between Everton and leaders Manchester City at Goodison Park was halted for around four minutes just before halftime on Tuesday when a male fan handcuffed himself to a goalpost.

Merseyside police eventually freed the man who had attached himself to the goal City were defending.

The police said a 46-year-old man from nearby Southport was arrested for pitch encroachment and was being questioned.

City lost the game 1-0 and are now on the same points as Manchester United who defeated Stoke City 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Both teams have 54 points from 23 games but City lead on goal difference.


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