The British police announced today that they are investigating a number of incidents, including the injury of a 15-year-old girl, at the game in Manchester between the home team City and Liverpool, in the round of 16 of the EFL Cup.

The girl was treated for head injuries on Thursday night at the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-2.

Manchester police are also investigating the attack that took place on the street, the BBC reported.

One man was arrested for violating public order and peace on a racial basis, and two more on suspicion of trying to bring pyrotechnic devices into the stadium.

“We are aware of a number of objects, including coins and a smoke bomb, that were thrown during the match. We will investigate incidents and review security cameras. Throwing objects in a confined space can be dangerous and have serious and sometimes devastating consequences,” said police representative Gareth Parkin.

In a joint statement, Manchester City and Liverpool stated that the incidents were “totally unacceptable” and “extremely disappointing”.

“Those incidents will be fully investigated, reported to the police, and the clubs will punish the persons found to be responsible. Liverpool and Manchester City are fully committed to working together to eradicate these problems from our games. They have no place in football,” the statement said.

Source: Beta/Meridian sport


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