Twenty-nine people were arrested in the ugly melee.
Supporters threw glass bottles, firecrackers, bricks and rocks at police, with one officer reportedly saying: “This is the worst rioting I have seen in the city centre in decades.”
One Newcastle fan was seen to punch a police horse and wheelie bins were set alight as supporters rampaged through the streets. The most serious incident occurred when a group of Newcastle supporters tried to confront their Sunderland counterparts at the city's Central station. During the fracas three officers were injured and one required hospital treatment.
No comment from the horse.
[H/T: The Guardian]