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Fan trouble mars FA Cup match

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 11:08 PM


Aston Villa's win over West Bromwich Albion in a heated FA Cup quarter-final was marred by crowd trouble yesterday, with seats thrown by visiting fans and home supporters invading the field during and after the game.

Five days after defeating West Brom to end a 12-match winless run in the Premier League, Villa beat their Midlands rivals again in the cup thanks to second-half goals by Fabian Delph and Scott Sinclair in a 2-0 victory. Each side had a player sent off in the closing minutes.

There were worrying scenes toward the end of the derby, as West Brom fans threw seats into the section of the crowd below them containing Villa supporters.

The English Football Association is set to investigate the incidents, and Villa apologised in a statement.

In another quarterfinal, third-tier Bradford's chances of playing at Wembley Stadium in the last four remained alive after drawing 0-0 at home to second-tier Reading.

Liverpool host Blackburn today and Manchester United are at home to Arsenal tomorrow in the other quarterfinals.

Tottenham beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Premier League's only game, with young striker Harry Kane enhancing his reputation with both goals for the visitors at Loftus Road.