Sunday, 15 May 2016

Man Utd match abandoned

Match Report
15 May 2016
Man Utd v AFCB

Most home supporters were evacuated from the Old Trafford as there was an incident (a suspect package) that caused people in two stands (Sir Alex Ferguson and the Strettford End) of the ground to be led out of the ground. The players had already been warming up and a 45 minute delay before kick off was announced. Jonathan Moss had been asked by a Man Utd official to delay the kick off. The Sir Bobby Charlton stand fans were allowed to stay in the ground. It was most unusual and would have the knock on effect of the Man City game finishing 45 minutes earlier than the Old Trafford game. The players were allowed to stay in the dressing rooms, but then Sky News said teh match was abandoned just after 3.10pm.

Five changes for AFCB would have seen Adam Federici, Callum Wilson, Marc Pugh, Josh King and Matt Ritchie came into the side. Jordan Holmes also lined up on the bench with Artur Boruc ill. Junior Stanislas also had a neck injury.

Cherries XI: Federici, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Pugh, Wilson, King

Substitutes: Holmes, O'Kane, Gosling, Iturbe, Gradel, Grabban, Afobe

Man Utd made three changes two of which were last minute, Borthwick-Jackson along with Michael Carrick and Joss Lingard came into their side.

Jason Tindall with the team news.

1 comment:

  1. So it has to be replayed. My guess is: 4 June.