Watch: Rapid linesman turns into Usain Bolt to sprint away from Aston Villa pitch invasion

The crowd trouble marred 2-0 win over West Brom

Click to follow
The Independent Football

Sensing the shameful stampede of Aston Villa fans ahead of the pitch invasion after the 2-0 win over local rivals West Brom in the FA Cup sixth-round, here's linesman Darren Cann showing incredible speed to avoid the delirious supporters.

The crowd trouble marred the great result for Villa, who won thanks to goals from Fabian Delph and Scott Sinclair.

Some Villa supporters held up the tie by running on to the pitch in injury-time and at full-time, while seats were thrown from the West Brom end.

The FA will investigate in conjunction with both clubs and the police.

A police statement said they will "be supporting the FA to identify people involved in pitch invasions".



In a statement, Aston Villa said: "The club does not condone supporters invading the field of play under any circumstances.

"We are very disappointed that what should have been a very memorable and proud moment for our fans was marred by the actions of those who could not control themselves.

"They have let both themselves and their club down.

"The club extends its sincere apologies to the Football Association, the West Bromwich Albion directors, manager Tony Pulis and all his staff and players."