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Police Thank Fans For Trouble-Free Derby Clash

Monday November 3 2014


Winnall's winner Winnall's winner


THE police have thanked thousands of football fans for their co-operation after the South Yorkshire derby clash passed without trouble.

An estimated 3,000 Barnsley fans travelled to Sheffield United's Bramall Lane for the game which the Reds won 1-0.

The policing operation involved more than 170 officers, who worked across the city to ensure the safety of the public and the supporters attending the game.

Just one person was arrested for assault after the match in the city centre and three people were ejected from the game.

Superintendent Scott Green, who commanded the operation, said: "With nearly 24,500 fans, almost 3,000 of them being away fans, there was the potential for trouble to start.

"I'd like to thank the fans for ensuring the match was a safe and enjoyable game for everyone."

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Reply Posted by Mw1979 on Monday November 3 2014 at 10:27
He must have missed the trouble outside the away end after the match then.

Reply Posted by Neil on Monday November 3 2014 at 11:53
I didn't see any problems outside the away end after match can you be more specific there was banner but I didn't see any violence at all

Reply Posted by Chickadee on Monday November 3 2014 at 13:03
I saw trouble after the match, I was waiting outside away end for someone coming out of the kop. It was mostly the police getting rough towards some bolshie but not violent fans on both sides.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Monday November 3 2014 at 13:15
Barnsley won wedge

Reply Posted by bfc on Wednesday November 5 2014 at 05:25
Well done to tarn and fans..