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A London avenue was become a boxing ring this afternoon as rival soccer supporters exchanged punches in the midst of the highway bringing visitors to a standstill.

In entrance of a double-decker bus a big group of males, believed to be rival Manchester United and City followers within the capital for the FA Cup closing, brawled and attacked each other as bemused locals seemed on.

One shirtless man might be seen falling to the bottom as one other man tried to raise him up by his arm as extra males wrestled round them on the asphalt.

Traffic was compelled to a cease because the hooligans continued preventing each other, with a number of pitched battles ongoing between people exchanging blows.

The shirtless man at one level lay seemingly immobile on the highway as a number of ladies appeared to attempt to diffuse the scenario. In a press release, the Metropolitan Police stated “investigations were ongoing”.

The power added: “Police had been made conscious of this incident and officers had been deployed to the world.”

The ugly scenes come as Manchester United secured a surprise 2-1 victory against Premier League Champions Manchester City.

Before the game photographs showed a large police presence and some scuffles between officers and some fans who had appeared to have let emotion of fixture get the better of them.

Prince William and his son George made a welcome appearance with the pair gripped as they watched the Mancunian derby unfold.

In a statement to Express.co.uk the Metropolitan Police said it would be issuing figures around the game later today, but before the match the force said: “We need folks to benefit from the sport safely, so please keep in mind there’s a managed ingesting zone within the streets across the stadium.

“Our officers will be proactively engaging with fans and if they are drinking in banned areas, will be asked to surrender their alcohol.”

Manchester United have now gained their thirteenth FA Cup within the match’s 143-year existence, a document second solely to Arsenal. It means the Red Devils now qualify for the UEFA Europa League.