Just three arrests as big game passes peacefully

Turf Moor.
Turf Moor.

Burnley Football Club’s live televised Premier League match against champions Manchester City passed off peacefully with just three arrests made.

The game, which kicked off live on Sky at 5-30pm, was watched by 21,216 fans inside Turf Moor.

A heavy police presence was noticeable around Burnley town centre before and during the game, and police said they were pleased the day passed off peacefully.

Insp Mick Johnson said: “This was a high profile match and as such there was a large police presence. There were just three arrests made, two for drunkenness and one for criminal damage.”

Burnley shocked their illustrious visitors, winning the match 1-0 thanks to a goal from George Boyd.