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Sheff Wed threaten lifetime ban on hooligans

Sheffield Wednesday are working closely with police in a bid to seek the fans responsible for the crowd trouble that marred their relegation decider against Crystal Palace. The last-day showdown ended 2-2 in front of a sell-out crowd of 37,121 and while the point was enough to save Palace from the drop, Wednesday were condemned to a return to Coca-Cola League One.

Police moved swiftly to separate both sets of fans who had invaded the pitch after the final whistle.

A club statement read: "Sheffield Wednesday will assist South Yorkshire Police wherever possible with regard to investigations into disorder surrounding the match against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

"As with any event at Hillsborough, the club will review the matchday operations and will also assist police regarding any incidents that may have taken place away from the stadium. Sheffield Wednesday will support the authorities accordingly and individuals proven to have behaved inappropriately will be placed on lifetime club bans.

"The club will be in contact with the police and local safety advisory group first thing on Tuesday morning to ensure the club plays its role in any investigations that will take place surrounding Sunday's match."

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