Fighting between Spurs and West Ham fans erupted outside Tottenham Hotspur stadium, with one individual reportedly knocked out, before returning
West Ham United and Tottenham fans clashed ahead of their Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday night.
The two teams will face off in a London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fighting broke out outside the ground, one individual was reportedly knocked out, before returning.
Itinerant West Ham supporters had to be escorted by police to the ground in order to avoid violence.
However, there was still a notable clash in the streets outside the 62,000-seat stadium.
The two teams have a long rivalry with vocals that resonate before and after scenes begin.
The kick-off was not delayed and fans were able to force their way into the ground.
This is the first game between West Ham and Tottenham in north London since the fans returned, with their clash earlier this season taking place at the London Stadium.
Both teams will be aiming for a place in the bottom four as they each seek to end a long drought of trophies.
Tottenham’s most recent piece of silver arrived in this competition in 2008 when they beat Chelsea in the final at Wembley.
Antonio Conte is looking to make an instant impact, having only arrived in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, West Ham are enjoying a stronger season, although their form has declined.
The Italian said during the preparation: “It’s a quarter-final against a very good team, a strong team.
“West Ham have shown in the last few years that they are a very good team under David Moyes, and they are doing really well. Our expectation is to have a tough game against a physical team, and we have to be very careful with the shots. set foot.
“But, when you reach a quarterfinal of a competition, no game can be easy.”
Hammers boss David Moyes said: “I think the good thing is that we are still in all competitions before Christmas.
“It’s a good thing that we’ve got ourselves in a position where we’re in Europe, we’re in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, we’re in a strong position in the league right now. So there are a lot of things come in there where we’re well placed. “
The competition is being played with a capacity pitch because the doors to football remain open despite the upsurge in Covid cases across the country.
Tottenham have been hit hard by a spike in cases recently, forcing them to postpone Premier League games.