Birmingham City & Aston Villa fined £5,000 for failing to control players in Second City derby

An early foul on Villa captain Jack Grealish (grounded) led to a melee between the two sets of players at St Andrew’s

Birmingham City and Aston Villa have each been fined £5,000 by the Football Association for failing to control players in their Second City derby.

The Championship clubs were charged over a melee in the fifth minute after a foul on Villa captain Jack Grealish by Blues midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld.

Blues are facing a separate charge after Grealish was attacked on the pitch by a fan five minutes later.

Villa won the game on 10 March 1-0, with Grealish scoring the only goal.

More to follow.

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