Steven Gerrard fumes as Robin Olsen is ‘attacked’ by Man City fans

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Steven Gerrard was left fuming after it happened.

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard was left enraged, after his goalkeeper Robin Olsen was allegedly ‘attacked’ by a group of Manchester City fans in the wake of City’s Premier League title win.

City fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium, but their celebrations after the game were marred by a mass pitch invasion.

And in that invasion, Olsen was allegedly attacked as he attempted to make his way off the pitch to the safe haven of his dressing room.

“My goalkeeper was attacked..”

Speaking after the game, Gerrard was furious not only with losing the game, but also the events in the aftermath to an absorbing contest in Manchester.

“No is the answer to that,” he said when asked if all of his players made it safely off the pitch, as quoted by Birmingham Live. “My goalkeeper was attacked and I think those questions should go to Pep and Manchester City.

“We’ll go and check if he’s OK now.”

A statement was issued shortly after, with City vowing to begin an investigation into the incident. The individual was adjudged to have struck Olsen in the back of the head.

Man City v Aston Villa.

During the game itself, Villa raced two goals up with just 20 minutes to play, with Philippe Coutinho looking like he set his side on their way to a famous win.

But they were unable to hold out, as a sensational City fightback proved to be their undoing at the Etihad Stadium.

“Look, I think we done everything ever so well up until the 70th minute,” Gerrard added. “The game plan was working for three quarters of the game and I’m slightly disappointed we didn’t play a little bit more football at 2-0 to rest and stay with the ball.

“We decided to go into a protective shell, if you like, to survive rather than to really open it from our goalkeeper and to try and play so, obviously, I’m really disappointed that we had it in our hands for 70 minutes.”

He then added: “I can’t fault what they’ve put in for me but, defensively, we’ve been opened up three times in six minutes. It’s not time to do an inquest into that now.

“I need to start looking forward now in terms of what’s next for Aston Villa. Now it’s time to rest and recover but, behind the scenes, try and make this team as strong as I can.”

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