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Noel Gallagher left with black eyes & stitches after being 'headbutted' by Ruben Dias' dad

Krishan Davis
Gallagher with City fans outside the Etihad
Gallagher with City fans outside the Etihad / Cameron Smith/GettyImages
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Manchester City fan and former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has revealed he was left with two black eyes and required stitches stitches after being 'headbutted' by Ruben Dias' dad during raucous title celebrations at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The pair accidentally clashed heads after the home side took the lead in the dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Aston Villa - a win that delivered a sixth Premier League title for City.

However, Gallagher revealed that the joyous scenes came at a cost for him, as Dias' father inadvertently collided with him amid the chaos after Ilkay Gundogan's 84th minute strike won the match for Pep Guardiola's side.

Speaking to TalkSport, the High Flying Birds lead singer explained: “As the third goal goes in, right, there is absolute bedlam. As you can imagine, in the stadium where we sit, Ruben Dias's family are in the box, a couple of boxes up. 

“So I'm jumping around like an idiot, passing my 11-year-old son around like the Premier League trophy, everyone is lifting him up, and I turn around and Ruben Dias' dad runs straight into me - headbutts me while I'm on the floor covered in blood.”

He continued: “I don't see the last two minutes - I've got to get taken down by the St John Ambulance and had to get stitched up. I've got stitches in my top lip, I've got two black eyes. As I'm going down the corridor Pep's running up crying and we kind of hug each other and he says 'what's up with your face?' 

“If you've seen me today [Monday], I look like I've just arrived home from the eighties, from Elland Road. I look like I've had my head smashed in. It's unbelievable. A lot of City fans are asking, 'You alright? What's happened?' and I said - you'll never guess." 

Asked whether Dias' dad was hurt, Gallagher added: "Not a mark on him. He's a big bear of a man - he almost knocked my teeth out. But as days go at the Etihad that's got to be up there with the best."


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