Tuesday 6 December 2016

Shocking scenes as Tottenham and Arsenal fans in violent clashes outside White Hart Lane

Published 05/03/2016 | 13:35

A fan with a head injury outside the ground before the matchReuters /

Tottenham and Arsenal fans were involved in violent clashes outside White Hart Lane ahead of today's North London derby.

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Police on horseback were forced to intervene as events threatened to spiral out of control as supporters gathered outside the stadium ahead of kick-off.

One supporter was seen with blood streaming from a head wound, while others were knocked to the floor.

The fixture has been blighted by crowd trouble in recent years, most recently in September when Arsenal fans ripped off hoardings and smashed seats in the away section after a Capital One Cup tie.

A fan with a head injury outside the ground before the matchReuters /
A fan with a head injury outside the ground before the matchReuters /

A total of 10 fans were arrested by the Metropolitan Police after the outbreak of vandalism in the away end of Tottenham’s ground that immediately followed Arsenal’s 2-1 victory.

Arsenal supporters ripped up hoardings that ran around part of the middle section of the stadium and Tottenham discovered on Thursday morning that many seats had also been destroyed.

Tensions had been particularly high ahead of today's fixture as both clubs are involved in the Premier League title race.

Spurs began the afternoon three points ahead of their arch-rivals in second place in the league table.

Video showing the beginnings of the fracas were later posted to social media by supporters.

Telegraph.co.uk

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