Arrest made after derby match between Sheffield United and Barnsley

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Police arrested one person when disorder broke out in Sheffield city centre following the local derby match.

South Yorkshire Police said despite ‘a few incidents’ of disorder after the game between Sheffield United and Barnsley on Saturday, the majority of fans were well behaved.

Extra police officers were drafted in for the match which was attended by almost 24,500 fans, including almost 3,000 supporters from Barnsley.

Barriers were put up around the ground and there was a strong police presence around Bramall Lane and in the city centre.

South Yorkshire Police said one person was arrested for assault after the match in the city centre and three people were ejected from the match.

Two were thrown out for smoking in the ground and one was ejected at the turnstiles.

Superintendent Scott Green, who commanded the operation on Saturday, praised fans for their behaviour.

He said: “I’d like to thank everyone, for their cooperation at the match.

“With nearly 24,500 fans, almost 3,000 of them being away fans, there was the potential for trouble to start.

“We did have a few incidents of disorder break out after the match, by a small minority causing trouble but these were quickly dealt with by officers on the ground.

He added: “We will now be conducting a post match investigation and those involved in the disorder can expect to be arrested.

“The majority of the fans were there to enjoy the game and I’d like to thank these fans for ensuring the match was a safe and enjoyable game for everyone.”

The match was won by Barnsley 1-0, following a second half strike by Sam Winnall.