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Chris Smalling Pushed By Pitch Invading Arsenal Fan During Man United's 2-0 Defeat

Chris Smalling Pushed By Pitch Invading Arsenal Fan During Man United's 2-0 Defeat

Arsenal ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten away record with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United. It sets up a nail-biting finish in the race for the top-four.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty ensured all three points for Unai Emery's outfit. However, there will also be focus on the Arsenal fan who invaded the field and made contact with Chris Smalling in yet another pitch invading incident.

In the aftermath of Aubameyang's penalty, an Arsenal fan invaded the field to go celebrate with the players. He was quickly escorted off the field.

Gary Neville was highly critical of the invader, labelling him an "absolute numpty." Meanwhile, Graeme Souness labelled the pitch invader a "village idiot" and called for a lifetime ban. It comes after a much more serious issue earlier in the day, when Aston Villa's Jack Grealish was struck by a fan during the second city Derby.

The incidents provoked much discussion online.

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Maurice Brosnan

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