Premier League: Burnley defender Matthew Lowton hit in the face by BOTTLE at Leeds

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Burnley defender Matthew Lowton hit in the face by BOTTLE thrown from the stands as he celebrated Maxwel Cornet’s goal against Leeds at Elland Road


Burnley defender Matthew Lowton needed treatment after being struck in the face by a bottle thrown from the crowd during their defeat at Leeds United.

Lowton was celebrating Maxwel Cornet’s equaliser at Elland Road with his team-mates close to the touchline when he was hit by the missile.

Pictures showed the Coca-Cola bottle was at least half-full of liquid with Lowton reporting the incident to referee Kevin Friend before receiving medical attention from the Burnley physio.

Burnley defender Matthew Lowton (left) was struck in the face by a bottle thrown from the stands at Elland Road as they celebrated their goal against Leeds United

Burnley defender Matthew Lowton (left) was struck in the face by a bottle thrown from the stands at Elland Road as they celebrated their goal against Leeds United

Lowton needed treatment after being hit by the missile during Burnley's 3-1 defeat on Sunday

Lowton needed treatment after being hit by the missile during Burnley’s 3-1 defeat on Sunday

Pictures showed the bottle of Coca-Cola was at least half full and had the lid screwed on

Pictures showed the bottle of Coca-Cola was at least half full and had the lid screwed on

The right-back was able to continue playing afterwards with Leeds going on to win the match 3-1.

The official Burnley Twitter account posted: ‘Lowton received treatment, after missiles from the stand hit the player celebrating.’

Leeds could face a Football Association investigation following the incident, which is almost certain to be mentioned in referee Friend’s match report.

Lowton winces after being hit by the bottle and he later required treatment from the physio

Lowton winces after being hit by the bottle and he later required treatment from the physio

The defender checks the damage after being hit by the missile celebrating Cornet's goal

The defender checks the damage after being hit by the missile celebrating Cornet’s goal

Referee Kevin Friend was made aware of the incident and Leeds could face an investigation

Referee Kevin Friend was made aware of the incident and Leeds could face an investigation

A steward clears the bottle away following the incident at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon

A steward clears the bottle away following the incident at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon

Cornet had cancelled out Jack Harrison earlier goal but Leeds went on to claim all three points thanks to goals from Stuart Dallas and Daniel James.

The incident happened just 24 hours after Manchester City’s Rodri was pelted by several objects, including bottles and toilet roll, after scoring his team’s late winner at Arsenal.

Rodri celebrated in front of home supporters after scoring his 93rd-minute winner at the Emirates Stadium and was seen kicking objects back off the pitch alongside team-mate Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City's players were pelted by objects from Arsenal fans after Rodri's stoppage time winner on Saturday

Manchester City’s players were pelted by objects from Arsenal fans after Rodri’s stoppage time winner on Saturday 

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