Six arrests were made, in what the man who led the policing operation at the Brighton v Crystal Palace match on Tuesday evening, described as the "most challenging football-related disorder that I have ever experienced".
On Tuesday afternoon groups of masked people, linked to both Albion and Palace, were looking for trouble with each other and police around Brighton.
Police dealt with a number of incidents at Brighton railway station which caused long queues, with some supporters missing the start of the game.
At one stage, a large number of people, who are believed not to have had tickets, overran the turnstiles in the south stand of the Amex Stadium to gain access to the away supporters' section, where several pyrotechnic devices were discharged during the match.
As fears of further violence grew a number of Crystal Palace supporters were refused entry to the game and escorted back to the train station.
Six people were arrested on Tuesday evening.
Michael Shaw, 45, an electrician of Truleigh Drive, Portslade, has been charged with being a football spectator failing to comply with a banning order.
Kamar Jalal, 30, a financial director of The Savannahs, Langshott, Horley, and Mark Kentfield, 41, an administrative assistant of Duke Terrace Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, have both been charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
All three men have been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 14th December.
A 26-year-old man from South Croydon and a 15-year-old boy from Brighton were both arrested on suspicion of throwing or discharging a missile.
They have been released under investigation.
A 51-year-old man from Worthing, arrested on suspicion of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress, remained in custody at 1pm on Wednesday.