Ugly scenes tarnished Wigan’s FA Cup triumph over Man City last night.
Will Grigg’s predatory finish gave the hosts at the DW Stadium a sensational win after Fabian Delph has been sent off in controversial circumstances but both sets of fans let their emotions get the better of them after the final whistle.
Plastic bottles, coins, and advertising hoardings were all used as missiles as the home fans flooded the pitch.
Sergio Aguero was spotted lashing out at a fan as he made his way off the pitch.
A section of City fans hurled objects as police formed a cordon around them, as some Wigan supporters antagonised their opponents and threw missiles of their own.
There were minor skirmishes between fans and police as the latter tried to take control of the situation.
City plan to discuss the post-match invasion with Wigan over the next few days.
Sources insist they want answers as to how their players can be put at risk.
Pep Guardiola insisted he had not seen the Aguero incident, claiming merely: “I was in the locker room, I didn’t see it.”
Paul Cook was also keen to play it down, adding: “I haven’t seen these incidents so rather wouldn’t comment.
“But the conversation about the game shouldn’t be about that – it’s a great night for Wigan Athletic.”
Yet Wigan chairman David Sharpe admitted it had taken something of the gloss off the League One side’s incredible night.
Sharpe said: “It is not nice to see. Football is emotional, it is what it does to fans, but I don’t like to see this at the end of the game.
“It is a massive result, but we have to stay classy in football, I don’t like what I am seeing here.”
Both clubs are likely to face FA action, with after their managers also involved in a bust-up sparked by Fabian Delph’s red card.
Guardiola and Cook clashed on the sidelines before continuing their row in the tunnel at half-time.
Viewers were stunned as Peter Reid acted as peacemaker to hold back Cook, who the ex-City boss has recently worked for as a voluntary coach for Latics.