Photos: Man Utd keeper, De Gea hit by bottle during West Ham United match
Kick-off at the Boleyn Ground was delayed by 45 minutes after the Red Devils’ team bus was targeted by supporters outside the stadium
The FA have released a statement strongly condemning the unsavoury scenes on and off the pitch at Upton Park as West Ham took on
Manchester United on Tuesday evening.
Kick-off at the Boleyn Ground was delayed by 45 minutes after the Red Devils’ team bus was targeted by supporters outside the stadium.
Bottles were thrown at the coach which led to United only entering the ground half an hour before the scheduled kick-off.
When the game eventually did begin, visiting goalkeeper David De Gea was hit by bottles as he celebrated Anthony Martial’s goal early in the second half.
The FA have also confirmed they will investigate the trouble both pre-match and during the game.
In a statement released on Twitter, they said: “The FA strongly condemns the unsavoury incidents this evening involving both the Manchester United team coach outside West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground and objects thrown from a section of the home support during the game.
“We will work closely with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to fully investigate these matters.”
On the pitch, it was an emotional goodbye to the famous old stadium for West Ham, as goals from Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid gave the Irons a 3-2 victory.
Martial grabbed a brace for United, but they missed the opportunity to leapfrog neighbours Man City into fourth spot.