Burnley pitch invader wrestled by stewards trying to approach Julian Alvarez

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    A pitch invader was wrestled to the ground by stewards after trying to reach Manchester City star Julian Alvarez.

    Pep Guardiola's City eased into a 3-0 lead over Vincent Kompany's Burnley but the game had to be paused in the second-half after a spectator tried and failed to reach the Argentina international.

    The incident, which came after Burnley removed a fan from the stadium after Rico Lewis was hit with a lighter, was played out live on Sky Sports as the opening game of the Premier League season was marred.

    Jamie Carragher hit out at the two separate incidents during commentary duty, calling those who were involved 'idiots' while praising the reaction of the club.

    READ MORE: Fan launches lighter at Man City's Rico Lewis and hits him on the head

    Speaking Sky Sports, Carragher said: "There's been a couple of incidents tonight. We're all excited about the Premier League being back.

    "We've seen a really good game and Vincent Kompany will be really proud of his players, but there have been a couple of idiots trying to get themselves involved in proceedings.

    "Thankfully, they've both been dealt with."

    Erling Haaland set the tone for the champions with a goal inside four minutes and another before half-time, with Kevin De Bruyne going off injured.

    After Lewis had also been struck with the object, Guardiola stole the headlines by shoving a Sky Sports camera after ranting at Haaland and PhIl Foden.

    The second-half included Rodri firing home a third and final goal for the visitors from close range, with Anass Zaroury then shown a red card following a VAR check.

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