Fans throw firecrackers; match stopped

November 17, 2012
By Press Association
The referee stopped a Russian Premier League match Saturday after fans threw firecrackers on the pitch, injuring a goalkeeper.

The game between Dynamo Moscow and second-placed Zenit St. Petersburg was abandoned after 36 minutes when Dynamo keeper Anton Shunin was hit by a missile thrown from a stand housing away fans.

With Dynamo leading 1-0 after Vladimir Granat's 27th-minute goal, Shunin suffered burns and smoke irritation after the pyrotechnic device exploded near him.
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