Report: Five arrests made after Spurs and West Ham fans clash before cup tie

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Five arrests were made following ugly scenes ahead of Tottenham’s 2-1 win over West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, according to BBC Sport. 

Two sets of fans clashed heavily outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with footage of the violence showing one man appearing to be knocked unconscious and laying in the road. 

Police were subsequently forced to intervene using batons, though the incidents reportedly continued inside the stadium and throughout the match’s proceedings. 

The Evening Standard report a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, while another was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and being in possession of a Class A drug. 

A 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour and a 22-year-old man was detained on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. 

There was also an arrest of a 41-year-old man for invading the pitch, meaning five were in custody after the game.

Spurs managed to book their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals with goals courtesy of Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura either side of Jarrod Bowen’s equaliser. 

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The police will have known that such crowd trouble was bound to happen before this game, as it always does between both sets of fans. However, it is good that Spurs managed to get the job done on the pitch, as the turnaround under Antonio Conte continues. 

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