Elle Fanning shows support for Manchester City FC as she holds up the team’s shirt at a match

Elle Fanning proved to be an unlikely Manchester City FC fan on Sunday as she showed support for the team while watching a match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

The Hollywood actress, 24, looked as chic as ever as she sat in the crowd as the side defeated rivals Man Utd 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from both Phil Foden and Erling Haaland.

Elle looked very much at home as she joined fellow football fans in the crowd in the northwest city, sharing an Instagram snap of herself waving the team’s shirt in the air.

Supportive: Elle Fanning proved to be an unlikely Manchester City FC fan on Sunday as she showed support for the team while watching a match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Supportive: Elle Fanning proved to be an unlikely Manchester City FC fan on Sunday as she showed support for the team while watching a match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

The Maleficent star shielded her eyes with dark Ray-Ban sunglasses, while her blonde locks were swept up into a half up, half down style.

She certainly kept her appearance low-key as people around her appeared more engrossed in the game than the fact they were just inches from the A-lister.

While Elle has never really spoken of being a football fan, she certainly comes from a sporty family, with her father playing in minor leagues, her grandfather was an American Football player, while her aunt was a sideline reporter in football.

Success: The Hollywood actress, 24, looked as chic as ever as she sat in the crowd as the side defeated rivals Man Utd 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from both Phil Foden and Erling Haaland

Success: The Hollywood actress, 24, looked as chic as ever as she sat in the crowd as the side defeated rivals Man Utd 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from both Phil Foden and Erling Haaland

Success: The Hollywood actress, 24, looked as chic as ever as she sat in the crowd as the side defeated rivals Man Utd 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from both Phil Foden and Erling Haaland

Glam look: Elle's football style was a far-cry from the sweeping black and pale pink gown she wore at last month's 74th Primetime Emmys

Glam look: Elle's football style was a far-cry from the sweeping black and pale pink gown she wore at last month's 74th Primetime Emmys

Glam look: Elle’s football style was a far-cry from the sweeping black and pale pink gown she wore at last month’s 74th Primetime Emmys

It comes after the Emmy-nominated actress shared never-before-seen snaps of her Halloween costume as Britney Spears last year.

The child star flaunted her fabulous 5ft9in figure on Sunday in a recreation of the 40-year-old pop star’s sexy costume from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

Elle (born Mary) draped a fake snake around her neck and wore a green bra-top, tiny black shorts, and thigh-high boots selected by her Girl from Plainville costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier.

Fanning’s longtime make-up artist Erin Ayanian Monroe gave her cheekbones plenty of shimmer, an excess of black eyeliner, and an overall body tan.

'Ghosts of Halloween past': It comes after the Emmy-nominated actress shared never-before-seen snaps of her Halloween costume as Britney Spears last year

'Ghosts of Halloween past': It comes after the Emmy-nominated actress shared never-before-seen snaps of her Halloween costume as Britney Spears last year

The real Britney Spears performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

The real Britney Spears performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

‘Ghosts of Halloween past’: It comes after the Emmy-nominated actress shared never-before-seen snaps of her Halloween costume as Britney Spears last year

The Georgia-born blonde’s Girl from Plainville hairstylist Jules Holdren gave her Britney-style locks for the spooky festivities.

Elle captioned her slideshow: ‘Ghosts of Halloween past.’

Fanning received glowing comments from Paris Hilton and Chloƫ Grace Moretz, as well as her Girl from Plainville onscreen mother Cara Buono, Walker actor Keegan Allen, and Starcrawler frontwoman Arrow de Wilde.

Fit: The 24-year-old former child star flaunted her fabulous 5ft9in figure in a recreation of the 40-year-old pop star's sexy costume from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

Fit: The 24-year-old former child star flaunted her fabulous 5ft9in figure in a recreation of the 40-year-old pop star's sexy costume from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

Fit: The 24-year-old former child star flaunted her fabulous 5ft9in figure in a recreation of the 40-year-old pop star’s sexy costume from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards

Taut tummy: Elle (born Mary) draped a fake snake around her neck and wore a green bra-top, tiny black shorts, and thigh-high boots selected by her Girl from Plainville costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier

Taut tummy: Elle (born Mary) draped a fake snake around her neck and wore a green bra-top, tiny black shorts, and thigh-high boots selected by her Girl from Plainville costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier

Taut tummy: Elle (born Mary) draped a fake snake around her neck and wore a green bra-top, tiny black shorts, and thigh-high boots selected by her Girl from Plainville costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier

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Elle Fanning proved to be an unlikely Manchester City FC fan on Sunday as she showed support for the team while watching a match at Etihad Stadium, Manchester. The Hollywood actress, 24, looked as chic as ever as she sat in the crowd as the side defeated rivals Man Utd 6-3 thanks to hat-tricks from…

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