A MANCHESTER United supporter who hurled a flare at opposing fans at the Stadium of Light has been identified.
Flares were lit in the away end, with at least one thrown into a section of home fans, as United lost 2-1 to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Club officials today confirmed that the offender had been identified and his details passed to Northumbria Police.
Paul Weir, head of safety and security at Sunderland AFC, said: “Fortunately, there were no injuries from flare being thrown into the lower North Stand.
“The offender in the away section of the ground has been identified and details passed onto the police. “The use of pyrotechnics is something that the club is working with the Premier League to combat at the Stadium of Light and the incidents were dealt with by trained Fire Stewards.”