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Arsenal fan facing ban: the weekend in a few words

Arsenal: Arsenal have confirmed that a fan was arrested after throwing an object towards Manchester United's bench after the visitors' opening goal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

United won 2-1 to move into the top four after Antonio Valencia's shot deflected in off Kieran Gibbs and a Wayne Rooney strike, before Olivier Giroud got one back.

Arsenal have promised stiff action.

An spokesman said: "A male was arrested at the stadium for throwing an object towards the Manchester United bench after the first Manchester United goal.

"There will be full co-operation between Arsenal and the Met Police - we do not tolerate anti-social behaviour. If found guilty, individual will also be banned by club."

Barcelona: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says he is honoured to be Lionel Messi's coach after the Argentinean became the top goalscorer in La Liga history on Saturday night.

Messi bagged a treble to help Enrique's side complete a 5-1 win over Sevilla at the Nou Camp, as the forward overtook Telmo Zarra's scoring record with his 253rd goal in his 289th appearance.

"I have never seen a player like Messi," Enrique said in his post-match press conference.

"I feel lucky to be his manager. Nobody can be compared to him. He's one-of-a-kind and we'll never see anyone like him ever again and we are privileged to have him and be able to watch him."

Real Sociedad: Real Sociedad boss David Moyes was not happy with just a point from his opening match in charge against Deportivo La Coruna, but the Scot enjoyed the experience.

The move is a leap of faith for Moyes, whose reputation took a battering after he lasted just 10 months at Manchester United.

Moyes began his tenure with a goalless draw at Riazor as Sociedad registered their first clean sheet for seven months.

"I wanted to win and I'm not happy with the draw because we worked hard, but at the end we can say that's a fair point," he said. "I really enjoyed it and it was a great experience."

The draw saw Sociedad move up to 14th, with Moyes' next game in charge at home against Eibar on Friday night.

Manchester City: The Sky Blues have apologised after the club reportedly gave children as young as six certificates featuring a photo of rapist footballer Ched Evans.

The Sun on Sunday newspaper said youngsters attending Manchester City coaching sessions were sent home with certificates that featured photographs of stars who came through the club's academy programme, including Evans, who was at City for eight years before moving to Sheffield United.

A Manchester City spokeswoman said on Sunday about the certificates: "The club would like to apologise for any distress caused to the recipients or their parents.

"It is some years since these certificates were updated and they were part of an old batch which were mistakenly distributed and which will not be distributed again."

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