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The ball boy from Manchester City accidentally controls the ball before it goes out in the West Ham game

“That boy was West Ham’s best defender tonight”: Manchester City ball boy comforted by staff member when he accidentally controlled the ball before it came out after an idiosyncratic shot by Sergio Aguero

  • A ball boy from Manchester City intervened too early on Wednesday
  • He checked the ball before it left the game and gave it back to the players
  • The referee had to blow up and give a drop ball because of the error
  • City eventually won the Etihad Stadium match 2-0 against West Ham

A ball boy from Manchester City got a lot of sympathy after he accidentally forced the referee to give a drop ball when he checked a ball before it went out of play during the West Ham game.

Sergio Aguero took a shot that flew in the direction of the corner flag during the 2-0 victory and the boy was overly enthusiastic as he ran to collect the ball.

He played it back to Hammer’s goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski – but the ball had not left the field.

A ball boy from Manchester City intervened too early in the game against West Ham

A ball boy from Manchester City intervened too early in the game against West Ham

He controlled the ball before leaving the field and hit it back to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

He controlled the ball before leaving the field and hit it back to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

He controlled the ball before it left the field and hit it back to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

The players did not know what was happening and the referee had to report for a drop ball

The players did not know what was happening and the referee had to report for a drop ball

The players did not know what was happening and the referee had to report for a drop ball

Referee Kevin Friend then had to give a drop ball and tell the players what had happened because they had not seen him intervene.

There was a clear shock from the ball boy, who realized he had made a mistake.

But a City employee ran to him and comforted him as he patted him on the shoulder.

Social media fans offered him a lot of sympathy, along with some jokes.

Kevin Friend had to explain to the players of Manchester City and West Ham what happened

Kevin Friend had to explain to the players of Manchester City and West Ham what happened

Kevin Friend had to explain to the players of Manchester City and West Ham what happened

@EdFordy wrote: “Stadsball Boy got a better touch than most (from) our side”.

Sam-I-am tweeted: “That ball boy just broke my little heart @ManCity. Please let him see mistakes happening and that’s okay. ”

“That ball boy is the best West Ham defender so far tonight,” wrote @CharlburyBaggie.

While @TheCynicalSoul said: ‘VAR FAILING AGAIN !! Before that ball boy should have been a red card, at least yellow ‘.

A City employee went to comfort the young boy after he made the mistake

A City employee went to comfort the young boy after he made the mistake

A City employee went to comfort the young boy after he made the mistake

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