Fri Oct 24 12:17:48 SAST 2014

All's well that ends well for Manchester City barring the ball

May 21, 2012 | Sapa-AFP |

LONDON - Manchester City turned to the police to regain the ball used in their Premier League title-clinching victory over QPR.

As City supporters spilled onto the Eastlands pitch to celebrate their team's 3-2 triumph on the final day of the season, a young fan made off with the ball.

But City officials identified the 17-year-old picking up the ball on CCTV footage and reported the matter to the police who then arrested the youth.

Shortly after his arrest the youngster was "de-arrested" when City opted not to press charges and instead arranged to meet him to ask for their ball back.

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