Football: Magilton off as seven are booked

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JIM MAGILTON, of Oxford United, was sent off and seven other players were booked in the 3-0 Barclays League First Division win over Cambridge United at the Manor Ground last night.

Magilton was dismissed in the 58th minute after he was fouled by Paul Raynor - the visitors' fourth player to be booked - and retaliated violently by kneeing him in the face while he was lying on the ground. Two minutes later, Jon Sheffield, the Cambridge keeper, collapsed after being struck by a coin thrown from the crowd. He carried on after treatment and extra police went behind the goal.

There was more trouble at Bristol City, where West Ham's coach, Harry Redknapp, was interviewed by police after violence broke out near the end of his team's 5-1 win. Redknapp was reported by a spectator for allegedly making an obscene gesture to the crowd.

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