Hundreds of police officers on duty for Sheffield Wednesday clash with Leeds United

Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd....Trouble in the second half with Leeds fans ripping down adverstising boards,invading the pitch,and one fan attacking Owls keeper Chris Kirkland

Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd....Trouble in the second half with Leeds fans ripping down adverstising boards,invading the pitch,and one fan attacking Owls keeper Chris Kirkland

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Hundreds of police officers were drafted in to keep rival football fans apart at Sheffield Wednesday’s lunchtime derby with Leeds United today.

Around 400 officers were expected to be on duty for the Championship clash – the first time Leeds fans have been back at Hillsborough since some damaged seating on the terraces last season.

That fixture was also marred by Leeds fan Aaron Cawley, now 22, who invaded the pitch and slapped Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland in the face during the match.

 

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