Manchester, May 3: Manchester United will work with police to identify the fans who forced open an Old Trafford door before invading the pitch in protests that forced the cancelation of a Premier League game against Liverpool, the club said Monday.
United said it would not seek punishments for those fans who protested peacefully, including those outside the stadium. “While many fans wanted to exercise their right to protest and express their opinion peacefully,” United said in a statement, “some were intent on disrupting the team’s preparation and the game itself, as evidenced by activity at the Lowry Hotel and at the stadium.”
The first details of the investigation were released as United said speculation floated by the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust that protesters were able to access the stadium through a gate left open by club staff was “completely incorrect.” Italian Media Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Saved Andrea Pirlo’s Job After a Brace Against Udinese in Serie A 2021 Match.
“After breaking through barriers and security on the forecourt, some protestors climbed the gates at the end of the Munich tunnel, then forced access to a side door in the stand, before opening an external door that let others through to the concourse area and the pitch,” United said. “A second breach occurred when a protestor smashed the door of a disability access lift, enabling a group to enter the stand.”
The violence erupted close to when the game was due to kickoff on Sunday afternoon as baton-wielding police pushed up against fans throwing glass bottles to disperse the crowd from the concourse outside Old Trafford.
“The majority of our fans have and will condemn criminal damage, along with any violence towards club staff, police or other fans, and these now become a police matter,” United said.
“The club has no desire to see peaceful protestors punished, but will work with the police to identify those involved in criminal activity, and will also issue its own sanctions to any season ticket holder or member identified.”
A new date for the fixture is yet to be set with less than three weeks of the Premier League season left. There has yet to be a direct response to requests by fans to engage directly with the Glazer family, which owns the club. “We remain committed to dialogue and engagement with our fans through the Fans Forum and other appropriate channels,” United said.
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Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020–21 Free Live Streaming Online & Match Time in India: How to Watch EPL Match Live Telecast on TV & Football Score Updates in IST?
Manchester City will travel to Tyneside to take on Newcastle United in their first game as the newly crowned Premier League champions. The clash will be played at the St James’ Park Stadium in Newcastle on May 14, 2021 (late Friday night). Both teams have achieved their seasonal objectives but will still be aiming for a win. Meanwhile, fans searching for Newcastle United vs Manchester City, EPL 2020-21 live streaming can scroll down below. Manchester City Crowned Premier League 2020–21 Champions, Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Other City Players React to League Title Win.
With Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City, Manchester City secured their third league title in four years. Pep Guardiola’s team are expected to make a number of changes for this clash considering their upcoming UCL final against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Newcastle United despite their struggles, managed to avoid relegation and will be aiming to record another impressive result against a top side.
When is Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match? Know Date, Time, Venue Details
Newcastle United vs Manchester City match in English Premier League (EPL) 2020-21 will take place on May 15, 2021 (Saturday). The match will be played at the St James’ Park and it is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time).
Where to Get Live Telecast of Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match?
Fans in India can catch the live telecast of Newcastle United vs Manchester City match on Star Sports channels. Star Sports is the official broadcaster for English Premier League 2020-21 in India. Fans can tune into Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 1 HD and Star Sports Select 2 HD channels to catch the live-action.
How to Get Free Live Streaming of Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match?
Fans can also follow live action online. Disney+ Hotstar, the OTT platform of Star Network, will be live streaming the Newcastle United vs Manchester City match for its online fans in India. JIO and Airtel subscribers can also follow the game live on JIO TV and Airtel TV.
(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 12:52 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).
Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal
Manchester United remain keen in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho after missing out on the winger last summer. The Red Devils are looking for a way to bring the Borussia Dortmund star to Old Trafford next season and Jesse Lingard, who is having a stunning spell on loan at West Ham United, could play a crucial role in the deal going through. Jadon Sancho Transfer News: Manchester United Make Borussia Dortmund Star Their Top Priority.
According to The Sun, Manchester United are keen on landing Jadon Sancho in the summer and could offer Jesse Lingard in a stunning swap deal to make it happen. The Red Devils believe that the inclusion of the academy produce could persuade the German giants to lower their asking fee on Jadon Sancho. Red Devils Ready To Sell Jesse Lingard, Set Asking Price For Midfielder.
Jesse Lingard has revitalised his career at West Ham United and David Moyes is keen on signing the player on a permanent deal. However, it is understood that Manchester United star’s £100,000-a-week wage demands are proving to be a big issue and are putting doubts about extending his stay in London beyond the current season.
It is understood that Borussia Dortmund are keen on the 28-year-old United loanee and will be ready to negotiate with the Manchester club to reach a deal for Jadon Sancho. The former Man City academy star is on the transfer wishlist of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after missing out on the transfer last summer.
The German giants are understood to want £100m for Jadon Sancho but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Jesse Lingard, who has recorded nine goals for West Ham in 13 appearances since joining the Hammers in January.
(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 11:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).
ICC Planning To Expand T20 World Cup and Considering Sport’s Inclusion in Olympics
With the growing popularity of T20 cricket in recent years, the International Cricket Council and planning to bank on it extend the number of teams in the T20 World Cup from 16 to 20 in the coming edition. The 2021 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in India later this year will feature the older format (16 teams) with the expected changes likely to be put in place from the 2024 edition. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: BCCI Planning To Move Mega Tournament To UAE As ‘Worst Case’ Scenario.
According to a report from ESPNCricinfo, ICC are considering expanding the T20 World Cup from 16 teams to 20 teams from the 2024 edition onwards in order to expand the game’s global reach. The governing body has already confirmed its plans to increase the number of participating teams in women’s competitions and the men’s format could soon follow suit. AB de Villiers Absolutely Ready to Break International Retirement for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
As per the publication, ICC are also considering increasing the number of teams in the 50-over World Cup as well (from 10 to 14) after preferring a streamlined format in recent years which saw the participating nations reduce from 16 in 2007 to 14 in 2011 and 2015 and 10 in 2019.
It is understood that in the recent Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meetings, the topics of a return of Intercontinental Cup-like tournament and participation in the Olympics were also discussed. Although nothing is confirmed by the governing body as of yet but there has been a notably more positive appreciation of the benefits of this expansion from the more powerful Full Member countries.
Ian Watmore, the ECB chief, who is part of a recently set up ICC Sub-committee is in favour of the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics, believing it will aid the growth of both men’s and women’s cricket. It is understood that there is a growing likelihood of cricket’s inclusion in the 2032 edition with a possible bid for the 2028 Games, which are scheduled to be held in LA.
(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 10:29 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).
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