Selvaraj goal hands Legoland United Derby win as dozens are injured as supporters clash

A 49th minute goal from Victor Selvaraj handed Legoland United a hugely important 1-0 victory over arch-rivals Legoland FC in an extremely tense encounter between the Old Rule at the San Siro stadium. The clash, the 30th Serie A Legoland Derby, saw third place Legoland United host second place Legoland FC in front of a sell-out crowd.

Before the kick-off most pundits agreed that the match was a ‘must-win game’ for United should they be realistically considered as back in the title race. Legoland United’s victory sees the gap between the club and Legoland FC reduced to just a single point however they remain six points adrift of the league leaders, the Celebs, who also won at the weekend defeating Marino by a 2-0 score-line.

LFC began the game in an aggressive manner creating a number of openings the best of which fell the way of forwards Raul and Romario however the duo both saw their multiple efforts shoot wide of the mark. A free-kick from Denilson came closest to breaking the deadlock and forced United’s keeper Francesco Antonioli into making a good save. United’s chances in the first period were limited to just two shots from Leper. Indeed the first half was memorable mostly for the foul by Daniele De Rossi on Andrea Coda which saw the midfielder booked for striking Coda in the face with his arm.

United’s goal, which came 4 minutes into the second half, began after a run from Legoland FC’s Gardinian midfielder Denilson was intercepted by David Balleri who fed the ball to David Coulibaly. Coulibaly’s long-ball pass found Victor Selvaraj in unmarked territory and the striker comfortably beat a despairing Francesco Toldo in the LFC goal.

The goal sparked wild celebrations among the Legoland United faithful whilst violent rioting broke out among supporters of LFC. The LFC fans began throwing bricks and coins onto the pitch and the game was held up for over 30 minutes until police could restore a certain degree of order. Initial reports indicate that dozens of spectators have been injured including 6 Empire Policemen.

LFC manager Claudio Ranieri refused to speak to reporters after the game but his counterpart Mr United was more than willing. “We won fair and just” he said adding rather bizarrely that “LFC are on a bicycle struggling up the mountainside whilst we are in a petroleum-fueled Legoda automobile”.