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Stewards chase after Benjamin Mendy, confusing him with a pitch invader after Man City 2-1 Liverpool
(Image: Twitter/Alex Young)

VIDEO: Man City’s Benjamin Mendy mistaken for pitch invader after win against Liverpool

Appeared to be chased by security after running onto the pitch at the final whistle.

A classic @benmendy23 moment – running on to the pitch after you’ve just beaten your rivals and to be chased my stewards who think you’re pitch invading! 😂😂🦈🦈 #MCILIV pic.twitter.com/fFfcLzloy7

— Alex Young (@AlexYoung75) January 3, 2019

Injured Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy appeared to be mistaken for a pitch invader after the club’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Thursday night.

There were celebrations at the Etihad Stadium after Pep Guardiola’s side clinched a crucial three points that could prove to be a turning point in the title race this season.

😂😂😂😂😂 that was close https://t.co/6JyIGOzSOp

— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) January 3, 2019

Mendy, who has been unavailable for selection since November, ran onto the pitch at the final whistle wearing all white along with a bright orange jacket and a hat.

Apparently confusing the player with a pitch invader, a pair of the ground’s security team break into a sprint in hot pursuit.

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Pitch invader level 💯 #bossdefin @mancity

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The stewards seem to realise what’s going on when they reach him, already embracing his Man City teammates.

The duo quickly save face by moving on to greet the departing officials.

Benjamin Mendy was mistaken for a pitch invader and chased by stewards on the pitch following Manchester City's 2-1 win over Liverpool! 😂 pic.twitter.com/1dsXJeBPoZ

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 4, 2019