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Police Arrest 27 Fans in Violence After Newcastle Game, Sky Says

Police arrested 27 soccer fans after violence broke out following the derby match between northeast England teams Newcastle and Sunderland, Sky Sports reported.

Missiles were thrown at police as rival supporters were involved in angry scenes at Central Station in Newcastle upon Tyne. Three police officers were hurt and one was taken to the hospital. Sunderland had won the game 3-0.

Yesterday there was violence at a game in London, when Millwall fans fought among themselves at an F.A. Cup semifinal.

Television images showed police breaking up the trouble, which left some supporters bloodied and younger ones crying. Police said 14 men were arrested at the game, 12 of them Millwall fans. The two Wigan supporters arrested were not involved in disorder with Millwall followers, police said. Wigan won the game 2-0 and will play Manchester City in the final.

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