Crowd Trouble, Goals Galore & A Stabbing!
I cant hold these back any longer! There going to get through us and we are going to see a riot tell the club to open the fucking gates so people can start getting into the ground!
(The turn-styles open
Thank fuck for that! We have avoided the violence for now
Hello and welcome to today's coverage of the F.A Cup third round match, and it is the second city derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City. Aston Villa are doing well in the Barclays Premier League and Birmingham are having a iffy season in the Championship.
We understand there has been 82 arrests already for drunken behaviour but at the moment there has been no violence at all, so who is in the starting line ups?
Aston Villa line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and make a couple of changes from there last match. Jordan Graham has to make do with a place on the bench as Gabby Agbonlahor comes in for him and Charles N'Zogbia plays in AMC as Castaignos loses out with the change of formation. Cissoko also replaces Enda Stevens at left back.
Birmingham are unchanged for the 3rd time in a row, playing a 4-5-1 formation and Johnathon Spector is the player to watch on the right hand side of midfield.
While the teams were warming up it seemed like some Birmingham fans had got into the Holte End and before any problems the security had got them and chucked them out.
This is going to be a wonderful occasion and although you would think we are the favourites, but in Second City Derbies they all go out the window and it is whoever wants it more. Sure we have the strongest team but we will just wait and see what happens today
said Paul McGrath in the tunnel just before the match.
The Match Report
In what was actually a great game of football, it was marred by crowd trouble fueled by alcohol and there was unfortunately a stabbing too.
So lets talk about the match first and it was a efficient performance by Aston Villa, in which they came away with a 3-0 victory over a distinctly lacklustre Birmingham City side. A brace from Christian Benteke helped The Villans to victory.
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar got Villa off to a flier by scoring a 26 yard free kick in the 6th minute. Benteke then was able to score from the spot after Richardson was bought down by Reilly. Christian Benteke then completed the rout on the 41st minute with an effort from long range.
Unfortunately though the headlines have been stolen from a cracking match when a Birmingham City fan got stabbed by an Aston Villa fan. The City supporter had ran on the pitch and gave the slip to the Steward and then ran at the Villa fans where one jumped over and stabbed him. There was then a 25 minute delay and the game was able to be finished.
The F.A, governing body of England and the F.A. Cup are going to investigate and it could mean that Villa are thrown out of the F.A. Cup. There was shock and disbelief with the other Villa fans that one of there own had stabbed someone. Rivalry is one thing but it had never happened before so after the match the away fans were kept at Villa Park for 1 whole hour and there was a Police line for the Villa fans to walk down but some of the Villa fans cars got vandilised and there was a lot of trouble and violence resulting in a further 240 people being arrested.
Aston Villa issued a public apology to Birmingham City when it was found out that the stabbed man was a dad of four but had unfortunately passed away, repercussions will be soon we are sure in a day when a fantastic football match turned very ugly!