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Police try to stop fight after Leeds fans are spotted in the Rotherham end

Police intervene to try and stop a fight from escalating after Leeds United fans are spotted in the Rotherham United end.

A video of the moment was uploaded onto social media, showing what happened during Friday night’s televised Championship fixture at the New York Stadium.

Having noticed a Leeds fan was in the home end, the Rotherham supporters were left rattled, making their feelings known and doing hand gestures before a few took it upon themselves to try fight those who should have been in the away end.

Fists were thrown before a number of security staff, stewards and police officers managed to diffuse the situation, as can be seen below.

The game itself saw Crysencio Summerville grab his 7th goal of the season with quite the solo effort on six minutes before it want cancelled out by a clinical equaliser from Hakeem Odoffin at the first half came to an end.

Leeds registered 18 shots and 74% possession, and even thought they had won it on 90 minutes when substitute Jaidon Anthony netted from Willy Gnonto’s square ball, but the offside flag came as they went and celebrated.

Clinton Morrison and Jermaine Beckford also thought Rotherham defender Lee Peltier was lucky not to concede a penalty and escape a red card after what they deemed as an over-the-top challenge on Leeds’ Dan James.

The result means Leeds narrow the gap to the current top two to seven points, but Leicester and Ipswich could go and increase their leads and go 10 points clear in the automatic promotion places should they get a win against Saturday’s opponents Swansea and West Brom.

Rotherham meanwhile, who have Wayne Carlisle in charge following the departure of Matt Taylor, and now just three points from safety.

Rotherham’s interim manager Wayne Carlisle said, as per Sky Sports: “I thought the boys were awesome tonight. We asked them before the game to work their socks off and be competitive and I thought they did that, to a man. The subs coming off the bench amplified that as well. That [the second half] was more like us at home. In the first half, we were trying to get going and were trying to grow into the game. In the second, we were a lot more confident and put a plan in place.

“We had our match prep for Hull [in midweek] this afternoon, so we’re all ready for that and we’ve just got to make sure we get the boys as fresh and recovered as possible to go again.”

He added to BBC Radio Sheffield: “If you’d told us before the game that we’d get a point, I’d have taken it. On the second half, I’d probably be a little bit disappointed that we didn’t come away with a bit more to be honest.

“I enjoyed it [being in caretaker charge]. I was comfortable going into the game, I thought we had prepared as best as we could. During the game there wasn’t anything that I was looking at and thinking ‘I’m not sure what’s going on here’.

“I have no idea [about the managerial situation]. All I can do is do what the chairman asks me to do, do my job to the best of my ability and everything else will take care of itself.”

Leeds’ Daniel Farke as per Sky Sports: “The first feeling is disappointment. It’s the Championship. To win away, on the road, is always difficult – everything has to be perfect. I think we missed [the chance] in the first 45 minutes to bury the game and then, sadly, we had a wrong decision in added time. When we compare what we have created and they have created, it shouldn’t be a 1-1. The game should already be buried.

“The players didn’t switch off, but I got the feeling we enjoyed ourselves and our dominance a bit too much. It felt like we played at 98 per cent because we did enough to dominate the game, to create chance after chance, to not give anything away. If our tempo was 100 per cent, I’m sure we’d have buried the game already.”

Farke added to BBC Radio Leeds: “The first emotion is definitely disappointment because we played in many periods [that were] that dominant that it should be normally enough to win all three points.

“Performance wise, it was a fantastic first half, but it’s football. You have to bury the game when you have chances. We scored a fantastic goal and had chances to bury the game in the first half.

“My feeling was that we enjoyed our dominance a bit too much and lacked the last 2-3% to be really on it and focused in order to bury this game. If you’re not doing this, this can happen in this league.”

Twitter users reacted as police try to stop fight after Leeds fans are spotted in the Rotherham end…

@Jacko__LUFC: Thought I could hear ‘well sit where we want’ 🤣🤣 love it

@ChrisofForshaga: In the family stand, very brave

@oldskoolleeds: Got swung at by home fans 🤦‍♂️

@Robbiefletch: Hard men from Leeds in family stand , causing trouble amongst the kids , grow up

@Zee80Thompson: What an I%diot 😅😂🤦🏻‍♀️#rufc

@kurtisc1_: Embarrassing buying tickets for leeds fans in home end 🤦🏻‍♂️ #rufc

@mshore90: To the #rufc fans who beat up the Leeds fan in the WS last night, yes he shouldn’t have been in there but beating up a bloke in his 60’s? Shame on you!

@hurlstonegary1: @RotherhamUnited Well done Rotherham United for letting the Leeds fans in the East and West stands just walk back into the south stand. I thought it was a zero tolerance for away fans to be in home areas. You’ve just set the precedence now for our neighbours visit

@MickGibbs1: Oh dear… we sit where we want we are Leeds United we sit where we want 😊

@sjtmiller24: Pathetic stewarding all around the ground

@Millerman78: Family Stand. Well done hard lads.

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