Police braced for emotional Manchester derby between United and City

Guardian

• Greater Manchester police to clamp down on trouble makers• United and City set for potential Premier League title deciderPolice chiefs have promised they will clamp down on anyone intent on causing trouble around Monday's crucial Manchester derby. Although Greater Manchester police praised the respective supporters for their good behaviour at the FA Cup third-round tie at the Etihad Stadium in January, in which United beat City 3-2, there have been problems in the past. Twenty-nine people were arrested after the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg tie between the two sides two years ago, and with the latest meeting almost certainly going to decide the destination of this season's Premier League title, tensions are bound to be heightened.United have been allocated 2,620 tickets for the fixture and there will be a heavy police presence on du...

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