The kick off to West Ham Uniteds final match at Upton Park has been delayed by 45 minutes to 8.30pm after fans from the east London club targeted the team coach of opponents Manchester United.
Thousands of fans were on the streets by the Boleyn Ground, but things turned violent when the Hammers supporters targeted the visitors coach as it went onto Green Street. Video footage showed objects, including smoke bombs, were thrown with pieces falling off the side of the coach, which players refused to get off into the street.
A police officer and a member of the public suffered minor injuries, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said, adding that no-one had been arrested. A spokesman said: An appropriate policing plan is in place.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney told Sky Sports: It wasnt nice, obviously the coach was smashed up but were here now.
Im, sure youll see the images so its not for me to say but obviously it was disappointing. Its a big night for West Ham with leaving the stadium but Im sure theyll be disappointed with what the fans have done.
Meanwhile co-owner of West Ham David Sullivan said he regretted the incident but believes United ought to have arrived at the ground earlier.
Man United should have got here at 4pm, they know its our last game. The same thing happened to them at Tottenham a few weeks ago.
Im gravely disappointed. More for our supporters who have got trains to get home. We have a wonderful show after the game and many cant stay.
The visit of United is the 2,164th and final game to be held at the famous old ground before it moves to the Olympic Stadium for next season.