VIDEO: Fans clash with police who kept Leeds United & Millwall hooligans apart

Football yobs repeatedly clashed with police in ugly scenes before and after Leeds United's home game with Millwall. Watch video here.

Trouble flared at about 2.15pm on Saturday as three busloads of away fans pulled up near the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road.

Millwall hooligans on board the double deckers smashed windows and kicked open doors in a bid to goad hundreds of watching Leeds fans into a confrontation.

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Windows and doors on the buses were put through by yobs on board as they tried to goad watching Leeds fans into confrontation.

Mounted police responded by charging at some of the United followers, forcing them away from the buses.

Officers formed a cordon across Elland Road to keep home supporters at bay while travelling fans were taken into the ground. One onlooker said: "Some of the Millwall lads on the buses looked like wild animals.

" They were leaning right out of the top decks with their arms outstretched, screaming abuse. Their faces were contorted with hate.

"The Leeds supporters were no angels either, though. A lot of them were obviously waiting there for Millwall to arrive."

After the game police spent 40 minutes clearing the area around the stadium while the London club's fans were held inside.

Mounted police again made a number of charges at Leeds supporters massed near the Bremner statue.

They were backed up by dog handlers and officers with batons as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

Bottles and other missiles were thrown by some troublemakers in the two car parks either side of Wesley Street.

Once calm was restored the away supporters were bussed away under heavy police escort.

There were also reports of skirmishes between rival yobs near Leeds City Station before the game.

The buses wrecked by Millwall fans were local First Bus vehicles laid on to get them from the station to Elland Road.

Twelve arrests were made during the disorder at the ground.

This season's match was thought likely to be moved to an early kick-off but, following discussions with West Yorkshire Police, United decided it should start as planned at 3pm.

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