By Alan Duffy
Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion – FA Cup Quarter-Final – 7th March 2015
Tim Sherwood guided Aston Villa to a Wembley Cup semi-final after a fierce derby clash at Villa Park on Saturday.
The Baggies started well with Brown Ideye going close on more than one occasion. However, soon after the re-start, the hosts took the lead when Charles N’Zogbia set up Fabian Delph, who fired home from inside the box. The visitors responded well, only for Joleon Lescott to miss a great chance to level the scores. But things soon went from bad to worse for Tony Pulis’ men when Claudio Yacob was sent off rather harshly courtesy of a second yellow.
On 85 minutes, Scott Sinclair sealed the deal for the Villans before sub Jack Grealish received his marching orders for a second yellow after an apparent dive. While the visiting fans had already started to kick off after Yacob’s red, with chairs ripped up and thrown in the direction of the Villa fans, Grealish’s dismissal seemed to trigger a pitch invasion from the home fans which is sure to get Villa in a spot of bother with the authorities.
On the final whistle, a second pitch invasion occurred, and while it seemed mostly good-natured, the whole incident rather took the shine off Villa’s second win over the Baggies this week.
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