Victor Lindelof struck by object thrown by Man City fans during FA Cup final

Manchester City are likely to face a Football Association charge after Victor Lindelof was struck by an object thrown from the crowd during Saturday’s Wembley showdown against Manchester United.

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The Premier League champions dominated the early stages having benefited from the fastest goal in FA Cup final history, scored after just 13 seconds by Ilkay Gundogan.

United were handed a lifeline back into the contest in the 33rd minute when Jack Grealish was adjudged to have been guilty of a handball offence and conceded a controversial penalty.

Bruno Fernandes stroked up the subsequent spot kick and celebrated in front of the City fans by sliding on his knees and covering his ears with his hands in trademark fashion.

As his teammates rushed to congratulate him, Sweden international defender Lindelof was hit in the face by what appeared to be a cigarette lighter launched from the stands.

‘That’s so wrong,’ said former City and United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.

‘That’s bad and I’m not blaming it because it’s Manchester City supporters. It’s somebody and we are at the Manchester City end and they were celebrating in front of the Manchester City fans.

They should be big enough, they are winning enough to understand it’s OK to go 1-1, they shouldn’t react like that.

That’s terrible and that should have consequences. I hope they find the guy or the girl, whoever did that.

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