When Stoke City under-23s were drawn against Port Vale for their Checkatrade Trophy clash many concerns would have been outlined before the two local rivals faced off.
Port Vale ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over the young Stoke outfit, which saw the League Two side progress to the next round of the competition.
However, no one could have predicted the magnitude of the shocking scenes that overshadowed a one-sided game on Tuesday evening.
Missiles were thrown at the Port Vale players, whilst the away end facilities were completely destroyed by the Stoke supporters in scenes that shocked footballing fans across England.
The reaction on social media was largely filled with people offering support to the League Two side and many criticised the actions of the visiting supporters.
Arrests have since been made following the clashes on Tuesday.
See the best of the reaction on Twitter below….
— Matteo Frank (@matteofrank) December 5, 2018
— Rob in Tunstall (@Rob_in_Tunstall) December 5, 2018
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) December 5, 2018
— Unofficial Vale (@unofficialvale) December 5, 2018
— Richard Cooke (@WMPFedChair) December 5, 2018
Hold your heads in shame Stoke city
— Shirley (@Shirley45264553) December 4, 2018
Stoke City should pay for the damage
— Wolves Fan (@OAKES9) December 5, 2018
Disgrace. Hopefully Stoke do the honorable thing and arrange for the repairs in addition to paying for it
— Jordan Schofield (@J_Schofield4) December 5, 2018
What a poor way to represent the football Club and showing no respect for another Clubs Stadium. @stokecity
— Adam (@Adamedwards1990) December 4, 2018
Highly embarrassing, we need to pay all related bills ????
— Leslie Eyre (@Chairman75) December 5, 2018