Manchester Derby: Fans Praised
9 April 2013, 15:29
Police are praising fans for the way they behaved during the Manchester derby, after making 10 arrests on the night.
Many of those were for public order offences, while two people were cautioned for drinking near the pitch at Old Trafford.
The game saw champions City beat their neighbours 2-1 with substitute Sergio Aguero scoring the winning goal.
Match Commander Chief Superintendent Gerry Donnellan said:
"The derby always generates a fantastic atmosphere at both the ground and across the city centre and last night was no exception.
"With a crowd of 75,000 in attendance, to make just 10 arrests is testament to the impeccable behaviour of the majority of fans and it is right they should be applauded for their behaviour as this can go unrecognised.
"Greater Manchester Police has been planning with the club and supporters for this fixture for many months.
"I would like to pay tribute to the fans for playing their part in making last night a success."