FA ask for clubs’ observations

The FA had announced it will conduct a thorough investigation into the disturbances during Villa’s 2-0 victory at Villa Park.

There were two pitch invasions during the tie before fans ran onto the pitch again at full time and, at one point, a section of supporters appeared to be throwing seats.

West Midlands Police made 17 arrests related to the game, all for public order offences.

Police said among the arrests were eight people detained on suspicion of public-order??offences, four on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and two on suspicion??of breach of the peace.

The FA said: “As well as liaising with both clubs, the FA is working closely with West Midlands Police and notes that a number of arrests have already been made.

“All available video footage will be studied by the relevant parties to identify anyone who has committed a disorder offence inside the stadium and ensure they face the appropriate punishment.”