Burnley take swift action against fan who hit Manchester City defender in head with lighter

Burnley announced that the fan who threw a lighter at Manchester City defender Rico Lewis during the first half of the teams’ Premier League match at Turn Moor on Friday has been removed from the stadium.

When Lewis was on the ground near one of Turf Moor’s corner flags, the object thrown from the crowd seemed to hit him on the side of the face.

Burnley stated the incident was “unacceptable.” “The person responsible has been identified and removed from the ground by the police,” the club said. “Any individual found guilty of throwing missiles within the stadium will receive a banning order.”

There was a small interruption late in the game when a spectator attempted to enter the field. Security stopped him before he could reach the playing surface.

Erling Haaland began his second season in English football in the same way he began his first, with two goals in a victory to kick off Manchester City’s Premier League title defence.

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