Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/9/12
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand suffered a facial injury from a coin thrown by a fan during the closing stages of Sunday's derby at Manchester City. The centre-half was celebrating his side's late winner by Robin van Persie but was struck on the head and needed treatment for a bleeding eye. Ferdinand went on to play the final two minutes as his team beat neighbours City 3-2 to open up a six-point lead at the top of the Premier league. With the incident being investigated by the police, a Manchester City spokesperson said: "We apologise to Rio. We condemn the actions of the individual concerned. "We are reviewing the CCTV with the police and our normal security. We will support the police with any investigation and hopefully identify the person as soon as possible." Ferdinand took to Twitter soon after the final whistle but played down the incident, writing: "What a result, 3 points! Sweet! Whoever threw that coin, what a shot! Can't believe it was a copper 2p....could have at...
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