Wembley braced for thousands of ticketless fans at Carabao Cup final

Wembley is braced for THOUSANDS of ticketless Manchester United and Newcastle fans as the FA ramp up security measures for Carabao Cup showpiece to prevent a repeat of the chaos that marred Euro 2020 final

  • The FA have promised robust security measures around Wembley on Sunday
  • The governing body are desperate to avoid a repeat of the Euro 2020 final chaos
  • Manchester United are set to face Newcastle in the first major final of the season 

The FA are promising robust security measures around Wembley with thousands of ticketless fans set to travel for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final between Manchester United and Newcastle.

Both clubs were allocated 32,000 seats — including more than 850 safe standing — but it is estimated that up to 10,000 fans, the vast majority from Newcastle, will arrive in the capital without a ticket. Given the chaos at the Euro 2020 final, when thousands of ticketless fans tried to storm the stadium, the FA have upgraded their security operations for major finals.

There will be no-alcohol zones around Wembley Way and match-ticket checks upon leaving Wembley Park station, and general stewarding levels have been increased.

Wembley – lit up to mark the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine – is braced for thousands of ticketless supporters to swarm Wembley before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final

The FA are desperate to avoid a repeat of the chaotic scenes that marred the Euro 2020 final

Erik ten Hag has told his players to go for ‘glory and honour’ as United try to land their first trophy in six years. ‘The fans are really waiting for it, so we do everything we can to give the fans their honour,’ he said.

Newcastle last won a domestic trophy 68 years ago and boss Eddie Howe is desperate to give their fans a day to remember. ‘The love these people have for the club,’ said Howe. ‘I’d love to return that love with a trophy.’

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