Police thank Sunderland fans after just five cup final arrests

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LONDON police have praised well-behaved fans after the cup final clash between Sunderland AFC and Manchester City was almost trouble free.

Just four people were arrested out of the thousands who attended Sunday’s Capital One game at Wembley.

Two people were held by officers from London’s Metropolitan Police on suspicion of ticket touting.

Another was detained for committing criminal damage and a fourth for a racially-aggravated assault.

All four are being questioned by detectives. It is expected they will be charged or released on Monday.

They bring the arrest total to five, after a Sunderland AFC fan was involved in disturbance in London’s West End on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who police say is from the North East of England, was among thousands of football fans who gathered in Covent Garden ahead of the cup clash.

Three officers were left with minor injuries after the fracas in Villiers Street at about 7.30pm.

The man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and assaulting police officers and is being held in a central London police station.

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