Video: Steward trampled by police horse during Preston-Blackpool pitch invasion

Posted by Chris Wright

Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesPolice horses tried to control the pitch invasion at the end of the Capital One Cup match between Preston North End and Blackpool.

Last night saw the 2013-14 League Cup campaign kick off (quite literally) as Preston North End beat despised Lancashire rival Blackpool 1-0 at Deepdale, courtesy of a late goal from new signing Tom Clarke with just minutes left to play.

With it being the first time the two sides had met since February 2010, more than two years' worth of bottled-up goading was released at the final whistle, with hundreds of Preston fans charging onto the pitch to jeer at the traveling Blackpool fans -- with riot police, horses and dogs quickly being deployed to contain the bickering hordes.

As the BBC reported at the time, a Preston steward was injured during the skirmish on the pitch after being accidentally knocked over and trampled by a pair of cantering police horses...

Preston later issued a brief statement on Twitter to confirm that the Deepdale steward was immediately taken to hospital for an X-ray on his ribs and shoulder, and scans showed that while he'd suffered bad bruising, nothing was broken.


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