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Shameful West Ham fans attack Man Utd bus on Upton Park farewell

A mindless minority of West Ham United supporters caused a 45-minute delay for Tuesday night's final home game ever at Upton Park.

Some Hammers fans attacked the Manchester United team bus as it rolled into the Boleyn Ground in what was a shameful display from the East London faithful ahead of this summer's move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The final event at the fabled stadium was marred by the pre-match scenes as bottles were thrown, windows were smashed - including one on the United bus - and families were sent scampering.

The match itself was a great spectacle as Slaven Bilic's side opened the scoring through Diafra Sakho in the 10th minute before Anthony Martial had the Red Devils 2-1 ahead with a well-taken second-half brace.

Headers from Michail Antonio and captain Winston Reid completed the comeback for the home side who took it all in as they celebrated after the final whistle but the scenes outside the stadium beforehand will be sure to be remembered.

However, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan indicated that United should have arrived at the ground much earlier to avoid a possible delay, telling Sky Sports: “Man Utd should have got here at 4pm.

“They made the same mistake at Spurs. I'd make them kick off at 7:45pm. The police have been kind to them."

Andrew Slevison
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