Worrying moment an advertising hoarding COLLAPSES under the weight of celebrating Manchester United fans at Nottingham Forest – as stewards frantically rush over to help out at the City Ground
Manchester United fans’ celebrations almost took a nasty turn as an advertising hoarding collapsed under the weight of them as they celebrated their side’s third goal at Nottingham Forest.
It came about after the United players went to celebrate after Fernandes thumped home from Anthony Elanga‘s smart flick in the 89th minute as United ran out 3-0 winners at the City Ground in the first-leg.
But as cameras panned to the celebrations in the stands, United fans came rushing down while the advertising hoarding was collapsing.
It looked as though things could have turned ugly when United fans fell onto the advertising hoarding
The problem in the away end arose when the United players went over to celebrate Fernandes’ 89th minute strike
One steward could be seen falling over backwards as the hoarding started to give way.
It looked for a moment like it was going to turn ugly, but the board was quickly reassembled with the fans trying their best not to spill onto the pitch.
From what could be seen, it looks as though fans escaped injuries, as stewards rushed over to help.
Gary Neville, who was on commentary for the clash, sounded concerned as cameras focused on the trouble in the away end.
One steward could be seen falling over backwards as the advertising hoarding started to give way
He said: ‘It’s not pleasant to watch that for a moment or two, but it looks like everyone is okay.’
Fernandes’ last-minute strike sealed a convincing win for United who take a three-goal advantage back to Old Trafford.
Forest look down and out of the tie, with the East Midland side going behind to a superb solo strike from Marcus Rashford after just six minutes.
Steve Cooper’s side thought they had equalised through Sam Surridge but forward had fractionally strayed offside and VAR ruled it out.
Moments later, January signing Wout Weghorst doubled United’s lead just before half-time to net his first goal for the Red Devils.
If United can confirm their place in the Carabao Cup final, they will face either Newcastle or Southampton.