Manchester City celebrity fan Noel Gallagher has revealed that Ruben Dias’ dad left him covered in blood after accidentally headbutting him at the Etihad Stadium during the Citizens’ victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. City overturned a two-goal deficit to win the match 3-2 as they clinched the Premier League title.
“Well, let me tell you what happened to me yesterday,” the ex-Oasis star told talkSPORT on Monday morning. “As the third goal goes in, there is absolute bedlam, as you can imagine, in the stadium. And where we sit, Ruben Dias’ family are in the box, a couple of boxes up. I’m jumping around like an idiot, passing my 11-year-old son around like the Premier League trophy – everyone’s lifting him up.
“And I turn around and Ruben Dias’ dad runs straight into me – headbutts me. I’m on the floor covered in blood. I don’t see the last two minutes – I’ve got to get taken down by St John’s Ambulance to get stitched up.
“I’ve got stitches in my top lip, I’ve got two black eyes. As I’m going down the corridor, Pep is running up crying and we hug each other. He says, ‘what’s up with your face?’ And I said, ‘go and be with your players.’
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City’s victory means they have now won the Premier League title in four of the last five seasons. But they had to secure their latest trophy the hard way after Matty Cash had put Villa ahead and Philippe Coutinho had doubled their advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining.
City eventually turned the game around in the space of just five minutes as substitute Ilkay Gundogan bagged a brace and Rodri got his name on the scoresheet in between. Guardiola’s side needed the three points to claim the silverware as their title rivals Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield. And Gallagher and his fellow City fans were ultimately able to celebrate yet another trophy.
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