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EPL: Man City Apologises To Aston Villa Goal Keeper, Olsen After Assault By Fans



Manchester city have apologised to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen who was assaulted as he made his way from the pitch after 3-2 defeat; Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in the game to inspire City to come from two goals down midway through the second half to deny Liverpool the title and beat Aston Villa.

Aston Villa later released a statement saying Olsen is “completely fine”, confirming he did take a bang on the back of the head, but indicating nobody was sure if the incident was deliberate or an accident. Villa said they consider the matter closed and will not be making a complaint.

Thousands of Man City fans ran onto the pitch at the Etihad Stadium at full-time as Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned Premier League champions in dramatic circumstances.

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Asked if players got off the pitch safely, Villa boss Steven Gerrard said: “No is the answer to that. My goalkeeper was attacked. So I think those questions should go to Pep and Manchester City.”

Asked about Olsen’s condition, Gerrard added: “We’re going to check on him.”

Man City manager Pep Guardiola in a post match Interview apologised  on behalf of the club.

He said: “I’m so sorry on behalf of the club to Olsen and Aston Villa.

“I don’t think there were intentions, but the emotions of people there, it’s always difficult to understand why people respond in that way and cannot celebrate themselves and not do these kind of things. Hopefully, we can discover who the person was and he’ll be punished.

“I don’t know how (to stop it). You cannot put 1,000 guards to control all the people there. We are so sorry. It’s the bad news of today.”

The club also released a statement reading: “Manchester City would like to sincerely apologise to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who was assaulted after the final whistle at today’s match when fans entered the pitch.

“The club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the individual responsible will be issued with an indefinite stadium ban.”

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