Aug 23, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ewood Park
Attendance: 16,313
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers

Bennett (89')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Cork (27'), Brady (45')
Bardsley (55'), Long (64')

Five arrested at Ewood Park following Lancashire derby violence

Five arrested following Lancashire derby violence
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Five people were arrested during the Lancashire derby cup tie between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley on Wednesday night, Lancashire Police confirm.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that five people were arrested for incidents that took place during Blackburn Rovers' meeting with Burnley in the EFL Cup.

A heavy police presence in and around Ewood Park on Wednesday night was not enough to quell the trouble, as matters boiled over following the Clarets' opening goal in their 2-0 win.

Two spectators ran onto the field immediately after Jack Cork's header, one of whom is in police custody on suspicion of assault after approaching a couple of visiting players.

A second fan was arrested for an unrelated incident, linked to a flare being launched from the stands towards the field which hit a nine-year-old child.

Three others were arrested inside the ground, meanwhile, all related to violent disorder.

Lancashire Police Chief Constable Terry Wood said: "I am truly appalled at the behaviour of these few, including the one believed to be from the Blackburn fans who encroached the pitch and thought it acceptable to assault a steward doing his job and two players there to partake in the match."

Robbie Brady scored the Clarets' other goal as they safely progressed through to set up a third-round tie against Leeds United next month.

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