Tottenham fans attacked by angry West Ham supporters as they are ejected from London Stadium home end in fiery Carabao Cup clash
- Tottenham fans were found sitting in the West Ham home end on Wednesday
- The duo were attacked upon being escorted out of their seats by West Ham fans
- A drink was thrown as well as punches in their direction during the incident
Two Tottenham supporters ejected from the West Ham home end were attacked as they were escorted out of the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred during the fourth-round Carabao Cup clash between the two teams – which Tottenham won 3-1.
The two Spurs fans were being ejected from ground when it was discovered they were sitting in the home end.
There was an unsavoury scene at the London Stadium on Wednesday night among rival fans
Two Tottenham fans were attacked by West Ham supporters for sitting in the home end
As they were being escorted out by stewards they received verbal abuse from West Ham fans
Initially a drink was thrown in their direction before punches were also aimed towards them
However, stewards finally managed to bundle them away from the stands during the cup tie
As they were walking down a flight of steps they were targets of verbal abuse before one supporter threw a drink in their direction.
As they continued to walk, video footage shows punches being aimed at them before stewards finally managed to bundle them away from the stands.
This wasn’t the only incident to happen at the London Stadium on Wednesday night as two pitch invaders managed to twice halt the game.
The first invader ran on as Tottenham were preparing to take a corner. After being removed, Spurs scored from the resulting cross with Fernando Llorente making it 3-1.
The second invader, wearing a Halloween mask, caused the second stoppage in the 90th minute. Both supporters will receive lifetime bans from West Ham as they launch an investigation into how both invasions happened.
A pitch invader confronts West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna during the defeat to Tottenham
Another invader, wearing a Halloween mask, is hauled off the pitch by security on Wednesday
The Premier League club will work with stadium landlords LLDC to find out how the two culprits evaded security while the FA will also look into it.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said afterwards: ‘Those things aren’t for football. One of the most important things of the Premier League is how it is organised. It is not good for football.’
The LLDC are responsible for security and stewarding inside the London Stadium.
This comes less than a year after the high-profile incidents which marred the Hammers’ Premier League game against Burnley last season, when there were four separate pitch invasions.
After those shambolic scenes, London Stadium stewards started to wear football boots, seemingly to help them chase anyone who managed to get on to the field.
It comes less than a year after the four separate pitch invasions against Burnley last season
Both supporters will receive lifetime bans from West Ham after running onto the pitch
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