Four arrests after Celtic game at Murrayfield

Football fans arrive at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop for the Celtic game. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach

Football fans arrive at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop for the Celtic game. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach

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POLICE said they made four arrests following last night’s clash between Celtic and Reykjavik at Murrayfield.

One man was arrested for discharging a flare in Haymarket Terrace before the match, while three more were arrested for a pitch incursion during the game.

No other incidents have been reported as 40,000 football fans descended on the Capital to watch Celtic triumph 4-0 over their Icelandic rivals to stroll into the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Many fans arrived at city centre train stations as well as Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Trams put on an enhanced service before and after the game to cope with the influx of supporters, with 14 of the 27-strong fleet in action and a tram due every six minutes.

An additional 40 staff had also been enlisted to man carriages and sell tickets at busy platforms – such as Haymarket and Murrayfield – to allow the swathes of people swift access to and from the stadium.

A spokesman for Transport for Edinburgh said trams had carried thousands of fans to and from the stadium. He said: “It was very busy, but it all seemed to go very smoothly. All the fans were cleared and away from Murrayfield by about 10.30pm.”