'Spitting' inquiry

FA Cup final
Graham Kelly, the Football Association chief executive, launched an inquiry into two incidents at the end of the FA Cup final at Wembley yesterday. The Manchester United captain, Eric Cantona, who scored the only goal, was spat on and someone also aimed a punch towards United's manager Alex Ferguson as the winning side made their way up the famous 39 steps to collect the trophy.

Kelly said: "It's totally unacceptable. I am very concerned about the situation and we will be reviewing the matter urgently with Wembley. Clearly there was a problem today with players walking past rival fans. I have already spoken to Wembley and we will be looking at the matter in some depth."

Ferguson shrugged off both the incidents. "Don't bother about that. There was nothing silly. If someone had a swing at me he obviously doesn't know how good I am at fighting," he said afterwards.