Belgian football club Anderlecht have been
sanctioned after a firework thrown by a fan exploded next to the
visiting ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
City captain Vincent Kompany, who joined Anderlecht in June as
player-manager, appealed to a rowdy section of home fans after the
incident as the home side went down 2-1 on the day in a local derby
against Club Brugge.
Part of a stand will be closed for one game and the Brussels outfit must pay a fine of 5 000 euros after the incident.
Odion Ighalo will be in the Manchester United
squad for the Premier League clash with Chelsea next Monday despite
missing a training camp in Spain due to fears he could be denied
re-entry into Britain if restrictions against the outbreak of
Coronavirus are tightened.
The 30-year-old Nigerian international
striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on deadline
day last month from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
government called the novel coronavirus a “serious and imminent threat”,
and said anyone with the disease can now be forcibly quarantined if
they are deemed a threat to public health as the number of cases in
Britain doubled to eight.