Sport

Ferdinand cops coin to the face during match against City

Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United is helped by team-mate Danny Welbeck (L) after being struck by an object during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012.
Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United is helped by team-mate Danny Welbeck (L) after being struck by an object during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012. Clive Mason / Getty Images

MANCHESTER United defender Rio Ferdinand was left with blood pouring from a cut above his left eye after being hit by a coin thrown from the crowd as the Manchester derby ended in disgrace.

United's 3-2 win over City moved them six points clear at the top and ended their bitter rivals' two-year unbeaten home run in the EPL.

It also sparked further criticism of City coach Roberto Mancini who elected to start with controversial striker Mario Balotelli instead of Carlos Tevez.

But the game won't be remembered only for the football - the ugly scenes that followed Robin van Persie's extra time winner ensured that.

The situation could have been even worse had City goalkeeper Joe Hart not stopped another pitch-invading fan from confronting Ferdinand.

City issued an immediate apology to Ferdinand, but both the police and the FA have launched investigations into the incidents.

Elsewhere, it was a great day for Merseyside supporters as Liverpool won 3-2 at West Ham, and Everton beat Tottenham 2-1 at Goodison Park.
 

Topics:  english premier league epl football manchester city fc manchester united soccer



Shorten's national caucus for Australia's first people

QUICK VISIT: Federal member for Oxley Milton Dick hosted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at Hymba Yumba Community Hub in Springfield where they met with indigenous students and announced plans to form a national caucus aimed at increasing representation, voter enrolment and party representation among Australia's first people.

Opposition leader visits students at Hymba Yumba

NAME AND SHAME: Intoxicated driver cops $1100 fine

IN COURT: A man was fined more than $1000 for driving under the influence at Redbank.

Every Monday the QT publishes the names of drink and drug drivers

'Let's stop apologising for Ipswich'

Ipswich Mall, 2016.

The sooner we stop indulging stereotypes, the sooner they'll stop

Local Partners

MKR rocked by satay sauce cheating scandal

WE ALL know what satay sauce is, right? Alyse and Matt didn't when they served it up on their MKR restaurant. Slammed by everyone, their reaction was gold.

'Nasty' Married At First Sight groom ripped apart on TV

Anthony gets torn down during the Married At First Sight commitment ceremony.

MAFS groom Anthony faces the music after fiery dinner party.

MOVIE REVIEW: Matt Damon's The Great Wall gets lost

Matt Damon fails in a scene from the movie The Great Wall.

Did The Great Wall get lost in translation?

Paul Murray listens to regions

Paul Murray is taking his Sky News show on the road to shine a spotlight on regional Australia.

Radio broadcaster wants viewers to 'turn up and fire up'

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

Jolie may have the kids, but Pitt has custody of Hollywood

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

This new property trend is emerging in Ipswich

Darren Boettcher.

Property owners seizing new opportunity

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!