7FIVE football fans have been arrested for public order offences connected to this afternoon's football match between Blackburn Rovers and Oldham Athletic.

Police had launched a wide-scale operation ahead of the fixture at Ewood Park which kicked off at 3pm. Firearm officers were present outside the stadium.A police spokesman said the majority of fans had been well behaved but five supporters - one Blackburn Rovers and four Oldham Athletic - were arrested for minor public order offences.

They all remain in custody this evening.

Blackburn Rovers came from 2-0 down to draw the match 2-2 thanks to goals from Charlie Mulgrew and Adam Armstrong.

The game was attended by 13,665 supporters, including 2,294 Oldham Athletic fans.