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12 August 2001
Manchester United v Liverpool

Cardiff supporters returning from their league match against Wycombe found the Prince of Wales pub full of Manchester United fans, in town for the Charity Shield the next day.

Police kept the two groups apart with drawn batons and the hooligans fought running battles with police through the evening. 22 people were arrested, including two Cardiff youths aged just 11 and 13. One fan was slashed and a police officer suffered a broken arm.

There was further violence before the Charity Shield game the next day when eye-witnesses described how a 50-strong mob of Liverpool and Cardiff fans attacked Manchester followers in Wood Street.

6 October 2001
England v Greece

A massive policing operation prevented major trouble even though some of England’s worst hooligan groups were on display. However, Manchester United hooligans fought with Manchester City at the Thirsty Scholar pub near Oxford Road Station. They also clashed with the Stoke City firm in the Hogshead in Deansgate.

Sheffield United hooligans attacked the Finnegan's Wake pub in Piccadilly, where the Oldham firm the "Fine Young Casuals" were drinking with their friends from Shrewsbury.

6 January 2002
Aston Villa v Manchester United

Police made 30 arrests at a game which saw a number of Manchester fans invade the pitch. After the match hooligans reportedly fought pitched battles in the streets outside the ground.

29 January 2002
Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United

A tense stand-off developed in Bolton town centre before the match. More than 40 Manchester United fans gathered in Corks Pub while Bolton supporters packed into Yates Wine Lodge across the road.

60 police officers in riot gear blocked off the road and used eight police vans to form a cordon down the middle of the road. Two of Corks’ windows were smashed and bottles and glasses were thrown as the hooligan groups tried to get at each other. There were 20 arrests and 20 more fans were ejected from the Reebok stadium during the game.

30 March 2002
Leeds United v Manchester United

Rival football fans clashed outside the ground following the Premiership match at Elland Road. Eight men were arrested for various offences including public disorder and being drunk and disorderly but police managed to prevent major disorder.

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