Sheffield United are continuing to work with both Cleveland and South Yorkshire police to identify the thugs who were involved in a 200-man post-match brawl in a car park following their Sky Bet Championship fixture at Middlesbrough last month.

The home side won the match 1-0 with Rudy Gestede netting the only goal of the game in the first half before Sheffield United had a late goal ruled out for offside.

Visiting fans invaded the pitch after thinking that they had levelled matters late on and after learning that the goal had been disallowed, a number of thugs clashed outside of the ground after the match in a club car park with five arrests being made.

The Gazette Live reported that a number of objects had been thrown in the brawl while young children and families had been caught in the middle of the disorder as they looked to leave The Riverside Stadium and surrounding area.

Sheffield United have now issued an update on the enquiry following the incidents which reads:

“Good progress is being made in identifying the individuals concerned. Where this involves Blades fans we will not hesitate in taking the harshest possible punishment against those whose actions blacken the good name of our Club and the vast majority of our supporters who follow Sheffield United week in week out without the slightest hint of trouble or aggression. They are ruining the game for the genuine fans and we aim to bring this type of behaviour to an end.”

The two clubs are set to meet in the reverse fixture at Bramall Lane on Tuesday 10 April.

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