Ten football fans were arrested after fighting broke out in the Millwall supporters' area during the south London club's defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, the Metropolitan Police said tonight.
Millwall football fans fought each other at Wembley as their side lost 2-0 to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final today.
Police intervened after MIllwall fans fought each other in the stands at Wembley as the London club lost 2-0 to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final.
Former Millwall player Paul Ifill said Lions fans who fought each other in the stands during today's FA Cup defeat to Wigan "tainted the day".
Gutted boys had a go 2nd half Wigan 2 gd great cup run now bk 2 the league must stay up! Shame that a few so called fans tainted the day!
Wigan Athletic have reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history, beating Millwall in a match that was marred by scenes of violence involving fans of the London club.
Shaun Maloney and Callum McManaman scored in a 2-0 win for the Latics, whose victory means the club qualify for Europe.
Millwall fans could be seen fighting each other in the stands throughout the second half of the Wembley semi-final.
Chelsea take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge this lunchtime in their FA Cup, sixth round replay. The Blues will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday and secure a place in the semi-final.
Millwall will play in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley if they can overcome Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final replay at Ewood Park tonight. The two sides drew 0-0 at The Den on Sunday. However, Millwall did win 2-0 when the two sides met in the league at Ewood Park back in November.
The Lions' Liam Trotter said his team think they can do it despite being away from home: "We want to get to Wembley, we realise how important it is to the fans and to the club, but we are focused on playing our normal game against a club in the same league as us.
"We've got every chance of beating them, we have already beaten them at Ewood Park this season and we plan to do the same again.
"It's going to be a difficult game and we have to maintain the performance from Sunday, and if we do that we'll give ourselves a good opportunity."
After suffering a defeat in the Europa League on Thursday, Chelsea will be hoping to turn things around this afternoon in the FA Cup Quarter Final this afternoon.
The blues will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. Manager Rafael Benitez says it's his team's chance to turn things around. They will be playing to defend the title they have held four times in the last six years.
- Middlesbrough v Brentford/Chelsea
- Arsenal v Blackburn
- Luton v Millwall
Tottenham will have to wait another year for FA Cup glory. They lost 2-1 to Leeds United.
A 58th minute goal by Clint Dempsey wasn't enough as they were beaten away at the Championship side. Luke Varney and Ross McCormack had earlier scored for Leeds.