Sport: The Week in Review

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The Independent Online
TWENTY-FOUR hours after an excellent result for the national team, violence returned to English football during and after the First Division promotion play-off between Millwall and Derby County at the New Den.

There were two pitch invasions, Derby players were attacked and there was more trouble outside the ground following Millwall's defeat.

Seventeen people were arrested and Millwall were charged by the Football Association with failing to control their supporters.

The previous evening had been a happier one, Terry Venables' second match in charge of England ending in a 5-0 victory over World Cup qualifiers Greece at Wembley.

In Athens the next night, Milan walloped Barcelona 4-0 to lift their third European Cup in six years.

England's cricketers were in mean mood at Edgbaston, exposing a poor New Zealand side in the first one-day international of the season. Mike Atherton once again led by example, his 81 ending as the top score of the match.

Darren Gough, a 23-year- old fast bowler from Yorkshire, made a fine start to his England career, taking the wicket of Martin Crowe in his first over.

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