Schalke beaten by Manchester United City

Posted by - November 28, 2008 - Europa League, Germany, Manchester City, Oddballs

Stadium announcer’s cock-up spurs on City

Manchester City were helped onto victory against Schalke in the Uefa Cup last night by a confused stadium announcer. The woman with the microphone did not seem to know who the Germans were playing, and referred to them as arch rivals Manchester United.

She made a half-time announcement to: “Man U fans needing transport back to city centre after the game.” That was all the encouragement Stephen Ireland needed to find City’s winning goal.

The announcer has since apologised for what she described as her biggest ever mistake.