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Greater Manchester Police is investigating a number of incidents that occurred during and after the Manchester City v Liverpool EFL Cup tie last night (22 December)
A 15-year-old girl was treated for head injuries at the match at Etihad Stadium.
GMP's match commander, Superintendent Gareth Parkin, said: "We are aware of a number of objects, including coins and a smoke bomb, that were thrown during the match.
"We will be investigating the incidents and reviewing CCTV from the night.
"Clearly throwing objects in a confined area can be dangerous, and have serious and sometimes devastating consequences - GMP sends it's thoughts and wishes to the girl who was injured and wish her a speedy recovery."
Two men were arrested on suspicion of trying to take a pyrotechnic into the ground and a male arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence. All three will be interviewed at a later date.
A 53-year-old man was also assaulted after the game at the junction of Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way. He was treated at the scene and required hospital treatment.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents should contact police.