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Fans fight in stands during game between Hull and Sheffield United

Chaotic scenes break out during game between Hull and Sheffield United as fans FIGHT in stands at KCOM Stadium

  • Chaos broke out in the Championship match between Hull and Sheffield United 
  • Pockets of away fans made it into the home end and celebrated the opening goal
  • Footage and images of the fracas shows fans throwing punches at each other
  • Police and stewards intervened and eventually escorted the Blades’ fans out

Chaotic scenes broke out during the Championship match between Hull and Sheffield United on Monday as visiting fans were reportedly caught in the home end at the KCOM Stadium. 

Fans came to blows in the north stand when David McGoldrick scored for the Blades after 10 minutes and police officers and stewards rushed to the scene as supporters were pictured and filmed throwing punches at each other.

A video captured by one supporter in the home end shows a number of fans rushing down the stairs to get involved in the brawl. Chaotic scenes can be seen in the distance as the fight breaks out.

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Chaotic scenes broke out during the Championship match between Hull and Sheffield United

Chaotic scenes broke out during the Championship match between Hull and Sheffield United

Fans gathered around to see what was going on before some unleashed a number of blows

Fans gathered around to see what was going on before some unleashed a number of blows

Stewards did their best to control things during the early stages of play at the KCOM stadium

Stewards did their best to control things during the early stages of play at the KCOM stadium

Fans came to blows early in the first-half of the fixture and police officers were needed

Fans came to blows early in the first-half of the fixture and police officers were needed

One fan lost his sunglasses during the melee as stewards and police tried to stop the fighting

One fan lost his sunglasses during the melee as stewards and police tried to stop the fighting

Two police officers then rush down the stairs to try and break things up but struggle to get to the scene of the scrap.

They finally managed to get a grip of the physicality and attention quickly turned back towards the pitch as the Sheffield United fans were escorted out, according to the Irish Sun.

There was not much for the home fans to celebrate though as David McGoldrick scored twice for Sheffield United before Ends Stevens made it 3-0 before half-time as they continued their promotion push with a routine win.

As things got out of hand @davidmorrod85 posted on social media: ‘Sheffield fans in the home ends. 

‘You make it easy for this to happen by not having a ticket office and not making it affordable for families.

‘Dangerous environment today, just admit you’re wrong and change it.’

@Lee_T_FC_Fan added: ‘Hull City and Sheffield United fans fighting with each other in the home ends at the kcom stadium.’

Sheffield United raced into a 3-0 lead as they strengthened their bid for the Premier League

Sheffield United raced into a 3-0 lead as they strengthened their bid for the Premier League

David McGoldrick scores his side's second goal of the game to help their promotion effort

David McGoldrick scores his side’s second goal of the game to help their promotion effort

Premier League destiny remains in Sheffield United’s hands following an easy 3-0 victory at Hull.

With two Sky Bet Championship games remaining – at home to Ipswich and away at Stoke – Chris Wilder’s impressively-focused side are in pole position to return to the big time.

Hull were admittedly obliging hosts, but they had not lost in the league at home since November.

Yet the damage was done in the first half as two goals from David McGoldrick and an Enda Stevens header essentially confirmed an away win.

Wilder wisely battened down the hatches in the second half as his pioneering approach was replaced by pragmatism.

But United’s vocal supporters, who came in their droves in anticipation of a season-defining victory, could not have cared less as they enjoyed a carefree afternoon in the Easter sunshine.

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