Football Shorts

POLICE made a total of 11 arrests at the Capital One Cup football match between Leeds United and Chelsea.

The game, which was witnessed by a capacity crowd of nearly 34,000 fans, ended in a 5-1 defeat for the Whites but the policing operation on the night has been hailed as “successful”.

Police were made aware of reports of items allegedly being thrown by away supporters during the game, which have resulted in some of the arrests.

Pictures of items including a white snooker cue ball that was allegedly thrown have been circulating the internet.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “We are aware of various items being thrown from the away support and arrests have been made in relation to this.

The Whites lost 5-1 at home to Chelsea last night after leading 1-0 at half time through a Luciano Becchio goal.

Conquerors of Arsenal, Bradford City, have been drawn against Premier League side Astopn Villa in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup.

Phil Parkinson’s side have avoided European champions Chelsea, who tonight hammered Leeds 5-1.

The Blues will meet Swansea City in the other semi-final.

Regardless of the opposition for Bradford, just getting to the semi-finals is an achievement enough.

And having taken the scalp of Arsenal in the quarter-finals, the Bantams will fancy their chances against Aston Villa.