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Romelu Lukaku 'rushed to defend Jose Mourinho in tunnel fracas'

Lukaku 'rushed to defend Mourinho in fracas'
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A report claims that Romelu Lukaku "acted like a second-row rugby player" as he attempted to get at Manchester City's players following Sunday's heated derby.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was reportedly at the heart of the post-match fracas that marred his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

The Belgium international, who inadvertently set up both opposition goals during the lively game, is said to have rushed to the defence of manager Jose Mourinho when matters spilled over in the tunnel area.

Both clubs and the Football Association are investigating the incident, which is said to centre around Mourinho entering the away dressing room to tell City's players to mute their celebrations.

According to The Telegraph, Lukaku acted "like a second-row rugby player" as he attempted to get to the Citizens' players during the unsavoury bust-up that could land the rival clubs in trouble.

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was allegedly mocked by City players, while coach Mikel Arteta was left with a facial wound following the melee.

United's first home loss in 41 games leaves them 11 points adrift of City at the top of the Premier League table.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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