Published April 14, 2013
NEWCASTLE, England – Rival soccer fans clashed on the streets of a city in northeastern England after a high-profile match. Police say three officers have been injured and 27 arrests made.
The violence came after a Premier League derby between Newcastle and Sunderland on Sunday. Sunderland, the visiting team, won 3-0. Their supporters were confronted by Newcastle fans outside the stadium, including at the city's main train station. Objects were thrown and the three police officers were injured. One of them required hospital treatment.
The disturbances came a day after fans of London club Millwall fought among themselves at Wembley Stadium during an FA Cup semifinal against Wigan. A number of fans were bloodied in disturbing scenes that left many young fans in tears. Police say 14 people were arrested in that incident.