Oct 19, 2012 at 7.45pm UK at ​Hillsborough
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
1-1
LeedsLeeds United
Bothroyd (44')
Jones (52'), Gardner (53')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Tonge (77')
Brown (74')

Football Association to investigate fan's attack on Chris Kirkland

Chris Kirkland
© PA Photos
The Football Association will investigate the incident where Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked by a Leeds United fan.

The Football Association have said that they will investigate the attack on Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland by a Leeds United fan.

Kirkland was pushed two-handed in the face by a man who ran onto the pitch from the Leeds end at Hillsborough after Michael Tonge had smashed in the visitors' equaliser.

An FA spokesperson told Press Association Sport: "We are investigating the events of last night and awaiting the referee's report.

"The FA condemns the scenes at Hillsborough last night. We have begun an immediate investigation and have been in contact with both clubs.

"We would call for the authorities to identify and bring before the courts anyone who was involved in any form of criminal disorder."

Several Leeds supporters ran onto the pitch following Tonge's goal and Whites fans also flocked to a corner of the stand, ripping seats up and throwing bottles because of some reported jibes from Wednesday fans.

South Yorkshire Police also said that they were probing the incident.

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