Villa and Birmingham charged for failing to control players in derby

The FA have charged Aston Villa
and Birmingham
City for failing to control their players during their fractious local derby last Sunday.
The Championship game saw several controversial incidents, most notably when a Birmingham supporter ran onto the pitch and punched Villa captain Jack Grealish.
However the FA charge relates to a rash tackle from Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld on Grealish in the fifth minute. 
Players from both sides were involved in scuffles, and t
he official FA Spokesperson Twitter account confirmed both clubs have been charged
The charge reads: 'It is alleged they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the fifth minute of the fixture.' Both teams have until Monday to respond to the charges.
Villa won the game 1-0, Grealish recovering from both the tackle and the fan attack to score the winning goal at St. Andrews.
His assailant, 27-year-old Paul Mitchell, was jailed for 14-weeks and barred from football stadiums for 10 years over the assault. Birmingham have banned him for life. 
Grealish told police he was 'shocked and scared', adding: 'I can't help feel how lucky I was. It could have been a lot worse if he had a weapon.' 
Grealish was also involved with an altercation with a Birmingham steward, Paul Fellows, after he ran to the away supporters to celebrate his goal.
Following Grealish's 67th minute goal, Fellows appears to knee the 23-year-old in the back to get him over the advertising hoardings. He also pushes Grealish hard, and returns to barge Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane. 
Footage shows Fellows was then led off by police. He was not arrested, just spoken to by officers, but is expected to be dismissed by Birmingham. 

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