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FA investigates after Man Utd striker was hit by an object against Leeds


The Football Association is investigating after Manchester United's Anthony Elanga was struck by an object thrown from the crowd in Sunday's Premier League victory at Leeds United. The 19-year-old was hit by a missile as the visitors celebrated Fred's 70th-minute goal in the 4-2 win at Elland Road.


There were also numerous unsavoury chants from both sets of supporters. West Yorkshire Police said a total of nine arrests were made for offences which include the throwing of missiles.


Leeds said they are reviewing CCTV footage to identify those causing trouble and will impose lifetime bans on any supporter found to have thrown objects towards the pitch.


While there was "no significant disorder" and no injuries were reported to any players or fans, the police said offences "including public order, throwing of missiles and breach of banning order" took place. A group of 70 away fans turned up in Leeds without tickets and were issued dispersal notices prior to the match.


"As far as I know, there is some investigation going on from Leeds United. I don't think that anything happened in the end," said Manchester United's interim manager Rangnick. "Elanga looked well and he was happy about scoring his goal. Obviously things like that should not happen and I think even more so this game. The atmosphere was great."


Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa said he did not see the incidents involving objects being thrown, but condemned such actions. "Any excess other than sporting should not be approved," he said. "I can't evaluate what you spoke about because I didn't see it."

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