Birmingham charged over Grealish incident

The Football Association has charged Birmingham after Sunday's controversial derby clash with Aston Villa.

A steward holds the fan who came onto the pitch and attacked Jack Grealish .   -  Getty Images

Birmingham City has been charged by the Football Association following the incident that saw Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish punched by a spectator during Sunday's derby at St Andrew's.

Paul Mitchell, 27, was jailed for 14 weeks by magistrates in Birmingham after running onto the pitch to attack Grealish.

The Aston Villa midfielder went on to score the only goal in a 1-0 win for the visitor.

The FA has charged Birmingham for breaches of Rule E20(a) and (b) – the same offence put before Arsenal after a spectator entered the pitch to celebrate a goal in its game against Manchester United later on Sunday, shoving Chris Smalling in the process.

An FA statement read: "It is alleged the club failed to ensure that its spectator[s] conducted themselves in an orderly fashion; refrained from improper or violent conduct and refrained from encroaching onto the pitch during the EFL Championship fixture against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Birmingham has until Friday, March 22 to respond to the charge.

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