Fan attempts to join City warm up
An Everton fan dressed in full Manchester City kit attempted to warm up with the Premier League champions at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The man ran along the touchline before trying to join the City players on the field ahead of the match. Security staff were alerted and he was quickly led away.
Manchester City tweeted: "Bizarre scenes at Goodison as a mystery 'number 9' attempted to warm-up with the players. He's now been escorted off by the stewards!"
An Everton spokesman later confirmed that the man had been arrested.
"A man, believed to be from the London area, has been arrested by Merseyside police for pitch encroachment," the spokesman said.
It follows an incident when the teams met at Goodison Park last season which saw a man handcuff himself to a goalpost.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that a 35-year-old from London was arrested before the Everton v Manchester City game this afternoon. A man was arrested on suspicion of pitch encroachment after he went on to the pitch. He has been taken to a police station where he will be interviewed.''
Information from the Press Association was used in this report