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The man appeared on the pitch at Goodison Park near the end of the first half and refused to budge for five minutes, despite the attempts of Phil Neville, before police intervened

Everton's clash with Manchester City on Wednesday was delayed towards the end of the first half as a fan handcuffed himself to a goalpost.

The incident delayed the match at Goodison Park for more than five minutes after the fan used the handcuffs to attach himself to Joe Hart's right-hand post.

Despite the attempts of Toffees captain Phil Neville as well as City stopper Hart, the man refused to leave the field, forcing police and stewards to intervene.

The majority of players looked on with confusion and disbelief, while what had initially been an amusing turn of events for the crowd quickly led to annoyance, with boos ringing around the ground.

After the five minutes, the man was cut loose by boltcutters and the game continued.

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