Ferdinand struck by object at derby

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was struck with a missile thought to be thrown from the crowd as his team’s derby clash with Manchester City ended in ugly scenes.

Ferdinand was seen wiping blood from his face following the incident which took place in the aftermath of United’s injury-time winning goal in their 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.

City trailed 2-0 but fought back to equalise before Robin van Persie’s late free-kick secured three points for their arch-rivals.

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