Man City player Benjamin Mendy mistaken for a pitch invader

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was approached by stewards at the Etihad Stadium after he was mistaken for a pitch invader following City's crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Mendy, 24, who missed the game due to injury, was briefly chased and grabbed by stewards as he raced on to the field to celebrate his team's 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool.

The French defender, however, saw the funny side of the incident and compared himself to American football star Antonio Brown, a sportsman used to being chased down and tackled.

"Almost got tackled yesterday while pitch invading. I felt like Antonio Brown escaping the defence", he wrote on Instagram.