x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

City take no action against Bellamy

Manchester City's Craig Bellamy has escaped punishment from his club for pushing a fan in the face after he had invaded the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday.

MANCHESTER // Manchester City's Craig Bellamy has escaped punishment from his club for pushing a fan in the face after he had invaded the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday, although the police and the Football Association are still deciding whether to take action. The Manchester United fan ran on the field in United's 4-3 win and Bellamy then pushed him in the face. The police and FA have said they will investigate the incident, but the City manager Mark Hughes said that Bellamy was acting in self defence.

Hughes said: "He obviously wanted the guy to get off as quickly as possible and told him so. The guy has made an aggressive movement towards him and Craig has brought up a defensive hand and pushed the guy away." * AP