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Vikings storm Wembley amid clouds of smoke

Smoke billowing from timber doors welcomed the Minnesota Vikings to the Wembley field ahead of their clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening.

The teams tweeted video and pictures of the atmosphere from the ground before kick off.

Fans arrive at Wembley for NFL International Series

Wembley Stadium will tonight host the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers in the first of two NFL International Series matches to be played in London this year.

Minnesota Vikings fans who are among the 84,000 fans expected to attend tonight's match at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Tonight's Steelers vs Vikings match is the first of two NFL International Series matches to be played in London this year. Credit: Twitter/@widianemoussa
Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the seventh international NFL game to be held in London. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings fans on Wembley Way prior to tonight's NFL International Series match. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire


Police release more Wembley violence photos

The police have released 11 new images of football fans they want to question following violence at Wembley during the FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan.

The disturbances took place in the Millwall supporter section and 43 people have so far been arrested – this is the third photo appeal.

The release of the new pictures follows dawn police raids last week which resulted in three arrests.

Photos issued by the Metropolitan Police. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
Photos issued by the Metropolitan Police. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Police probe Wembley football violence

Police said they are investigating incidents involving Millwall supporters at today's FA Cup semi-final that left some fans bloodied and younger ones in tears.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

Ten people have been arrested following sporadic disorder among fans in the Millwall supporters' area at Wembley. Investigations into the circumstances of the incidents are continuing.

Pictures show scuffles between Millwall fans

Millwall football fans fought each other at Wembley as their side lost 2-0 to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final today.

Millwall fans squared up to each other in the stands Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
The south London club has a reputation for football hooliganism Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
All today's violence at Wembley involved supporters of the same club Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport


Former Millwall player says fans 'tainted' FA Cup semi

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".

Millwall fan violence mars Wigan FA Cup win

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.

Wigan goalscorers Shaun Maloney (left) and Callum McManaman Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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Pictured: Swansea City's win goal-by-goal

Nathan Dyer scores Swansea's first goal of the game Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Michu celebrates scoring his side's second goal Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Nathan Dyer scores again, making it three goals for Swansea Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport
Jonathan de Guzman celebrates scoring the fourth goal of the game with team-mate Miguel Michu Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman scores the fifth and final goal of the game Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Michael Laudrup speaks of Swansea City pride

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has spoken of his pride after seeing his side thrash Bradford 5-0 to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley.

Laudrup told Sky Sports 1: "I'm very proud of my team today. I think it was a great performance."

He also hailed the triumph as the best of his managerial career.

As a manager it's absolutely at the top, winning a trophy for the first time in 100 years.

The first trophy is always special, and now next year in Europe... it's a nice experience.

– Michael Laudrup
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