A number of Hungary supporters were held back by baton-wielding police officers in a scuffle in the stands during the early stages of Tuesday's mat
A number of Hungary supporters were held back by baton-wielding police officers in a scuffle in the stands during the early stages of Tuesday’s match against England. The incidents occured shortly after kick-off under the lights at Wembley Stadium, with England looking to all but secure a place at next year’s World Cup finals with victory.
The Three Lions went into the game at the top of Group D with 17 points, four points clear of second-placed Albania and five ahead of Poland in third.
However, ugly scenes marred the opening minutes of the encounter as England went in search of yet another win on home soil.
ITV commentators described ‘crowd trouble’ in the away end, with police swarming a section of the lower tier and using batons to address the situation.
Footage circulating on social media appears to show an unruly section of Hungary fans scrambling with police and stewards.
NBC Sports journalist Joe Prince-Wright tweeted: “I’m at England v Hungary as a fan, and sad to report there are widespread fights between the Hungary fans and security/police in the away end.
“Police seemed to be heavily outnumbered and have just retreated.”
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