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Fans gather for Wigan send-off

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O'Loughlin (right) and Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis hold the Challenge Cup, during a media day Credit: PA Images

Wigan Warriors set off for Wembley this lunchtime ahead of Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup Final against Hull.

Hundreds of fans are expected at the DW Stadium to cheer them on their way.

The club's suggesting they arrive from 11.15am onwards.

There will be a segregated area on the West Stand side of the stadium from where fans will have the opportunity to wish the team well.

Head coach Shaun Wane said: "It would be great to see as many fans as possible at the Stadium on Thursday to give this group of players a massive send off for the Final.

"We had a great reception a couple of years ago before leaving for the Cup Final with what seemed like thousands of supporters there to wish us well.

"I would like to thank all of our fans for the way they have got behind us all season and look forward to seeing them all down at Wembley."


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Police appeal after FA Cup violence

Millwall suspects released by Met Police Credit: Met Police

Police have released pictures of ten people they'd like to speak to following fighting among Millwall supporters at last weekend's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Violence broke out during the game between Milwall and Wigan. 11 people were arrested at the time.

Millwall suspects released by Met Police Credit: Met Police
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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.

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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


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