Yeovil v Manchester United: Fan obtains tickets after 17-hour wait

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Yeovil fans camp for Man Utd tickets

A Yeovil fan waited a "mad" 17 hours in the cold overnight to ensure he secured tickets to see Manchester United.

The League One club will host the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round on 4 January at their Huish Park home, which holds only 9,500.

On Sunday, James Krzyzanowski was one of hundreds camped outside the ground to beat the Monday rush for tickets.

"It was a mad decision. It was so cold but worth it. I'm putting the tickets in a safe for 12 days," he said.

The 22-year-old lifelong Glovers fan arrived at the ground at 16:00 GMT on Sunday afternoon and was at the front of the queue which snaked halfway round the stadium.

Yeovil Town fan James Krzyzanowski
Yeovil fan James Krzyzanowski's long wait for tickets paid off

He told BBC Somerset: "To have the tickets and to go to the game feels like all my Christmases and birthdays have come at once."

Tickets for the game were available on a first come, first served basis on Monday morning, for fans who had stubs from both the second-round replay win over Accrington and Saturday's League One defeat by Colchester.

A third of the tickets have been sold to season-ticket holders, while Manchester United have been given an allocation of 2,000.

The Glovers confirmed on Monday afternoon the game was a complete sell out.

Yeovil have not played the 11-time FA Cup winners since 1949, when United ran out 8-0 winners.

Yeovil Town fans
Some Yeovil supporters camped overnight at Huish Park for tickets
Yeovil's Huish Park
The queue for tickets at Huish Park started at the ticket office and went halfway round the stadium

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