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Manchester United fan recreates Wembley in living room

Phil Spark (above, back row, right) brought football home to his front room with the installation of a turnstile, fake turf, stadium seats and a pie heater borrowed from a local chippy
Phil Spark (above, back row, right) brought football home to his front room with the installation of a turnstile, fake turf, stadium seats and a pie heater borrowed from a local chippy
Phil Spark brought football home to his front room with the installation of a turnstile, fake turf, stadium seats and a pie heater borrowed from a local chippy
Phil Spark brought football home to his front room with the installation of a turnstile, fake turf, stadium seats and a pie heater borrowed from a local chippy

A Manchester United fan has recreated Wembley Stadium in his front room after failing to obtain a ticket to see his heroes play tomorrow.

Phil Spark brought football home to his front room with the installation of a turnstile, fake turf, stadium seats and a pie heater borrowed from a local chippy.

The 25-year-old surveyor even papered the walls of his home in Didsbury, Manchester, with scenes of match day crowds and has installed the obligatory huge flat-screen television on the wall.

Mr Spark completed the home makeover in time for Manchester United's showdown with Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup final.

He said: “This is the next best thing to being there. I was gutted when I couldn't get a ticket for the game but I've spent the last few weeks making sure I won't miss any of the action or atmosphere.

“I may even charge my mates to come round for the best view in Didsbury.”

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