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UEFA charge Liverpool and Manchester United over Old Trafford Europa League crowd trouble

Liverpool and Manchester United face disciplinary action following crowd trouble in their Europa League clash at Old Trafford.

Liverpool dumped the Red Devils out of the cup following a 3-1 aggregate victory after two legs on Thursday night.

Rival fans were seen fighting in the stands, seats were thrown and flares were lit at the Old Trafford fixture.

Five men were also arrested.

Both clubs have been charged with crowd disturbances and throwing of objects.

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Liverpool have also been charged with illicit chants and the setting off fireworks.

The case will be heard by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 May, the day after the Europa League final in Basel.

Before Thursday's match, police had to remove a banner reading "murderers" on the M602 motorway in Salford designed to taunt Liverpool fans heading to Old Trafford.

In the first leg of the clash at Anfield United fans were heard singing chants about the Hillsborough disaster, however, the club were not punished by UEFA.

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