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Ugly scenes broke out in the Manchester City end as fans clashed with stewards following their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
A 55th minute goal by Son Heung-min condemned the reigning Premier League champions to a losing start to their title defence.
The game also marked the debut of £100million man Jack Grealish, but he couldn’t help his new side find a goal.
This is the first time since 2008 City have lost their opening league game in a campaign.
At full time, fans were filmed in a tense stand-off with stewards at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
A video on Twitter shows some City fans jumping over barriers in the stadium, with staff having to escort them back to their seats.
Some supporters could also be seen shouting at the stewards, as a small number stepped out onto the pitch as well.
The corner where the Manchester City fans were sat is also home to Spurs’ LGBT flag, which appeared to be untied.
It is unknown what precisely triggered the clash with the stewards, but things started to calm down as the fans began to filter out the ground.
This weekend marked the first time Premier League games were back to full capacity since March 2019 but has been met with multiple ugly scenes.
As well as the trouble at the Tottenham game, the meeting between Manchester United and Leeds also saw fans clash before the game.
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On the whole, despite some poor behaviour from the minority of supporters, the opening weekend of the competition has seen plenty of positives, with the return of crowds at the very top.
After a poor opening game, City may very well now up their efforts to sign Harry Kane, with the England captain keen to move and missing from the Tottenham team today.
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