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ROY CALLS FOR CALM

- KIERAN GILL Sports · Crystal Palace F.C. · Arsenal F.C. · Tottenham Hotspur Football Club · Roy Hodgson · Derby County F.C. · Leicester City F.C. · Claudio Ranieri · Liverpool Football Club · Fulham F.C. · Fulham

ROY HODG­SON has urged Crys­tal Palace and Brighton fans not to bring fur­ther em­bar­rass­ment on English foot­ball tonight. A ba­nana skin was thrown at Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang dur­ing Arse­nal’s win over Tot­ten­ham and coins were hurled dur­ing the Mersey­side derby at the week­end. ‘I don’t know who can stand in front of jour­nal­ists speak­ing pub­licly and do any­thing other than con­demn the be­hav­iour of fans who do those types of things,’ Hodg­son said yes­ter­day. Last year’s ‘M23 Derby’ at the Amex was over­shad­owed by crowd trou­ble, with two stew­ards hos­pi­talised and six sup­port­ers ar­rested. Sus­sex Po­lice have promised a heavy pres­ence in Brighton tonight. ‘I’m ex­pect­ing our fans to be­have well and I’m ex­pect­ing the Brighton fans to be­have well. Un­for­tu­nately there are al­ways go­ing to be in­stances where some peo­ple don’t.’

• JAMIE VARDY is set to miss Le­ices­ter’s re­u­nion with Clau­dio Ranieri be­cause of a re­cur­ring groin in­jury. Le­ices­ter travel to Ful­ham to­mor­row.

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