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Foderingham and Lavery sent off after full time whistle sparking huge brawl

Wes Foderingham and Shayne Lavery were sent off after the full time whistle sparking a huge brawl at Sheffield United v Blackpool.

The Championship fixture had been an entertaining one, finishing 3-3 but was marred by some of the heated scenes played out during as well as after the game at Bramall Lane.

But it was the Blades keeper who clashed with Lavery after the final whistle had gone that got everyone talking, with both men ending up on the turf as players from both sides piled in.

After referee David Webb calmed the situation down somehow, he showed red cards to both Foderingham and Lavery – with the Blades goalkeeper expected to miss three big matches as a result.

Both clubs may also now face an investigation from the Football Association into the post-match scenes, with Webb set to include the incidents in his report.

The scenes was in some ways a fitting end to a remarkable game which saw the hosts go 2-0 ahead before Blackpool got two back at the end of the first half.

Blackpool then went 3-2 ahead and Rhian Brewster missed an 88th-minute penalty which would have levelled the scoreline – before Ollie Norwood volleyed home a very late equaliser.

Blackpool earlier had two men sent off for collecting their second yellow cards and there could have been further drama as former Blade CJ Hamilton ran clear but he couldn’t get something good from it.

Then after the game, both sets of fans were involved in heated exchanges from the Bramall Lane lower and corner of the John Street stands.

Sheffield United: Foderingham; Basham, Egan, Norrington-Davies; Norwood; Baldock (Khadra 84), Doyle, McAtee (Ahmedhodzic 64), Osborn (McBurnie 64); Ndiaye; Sharp (Brewster 64).

Unused substitutes: Davies, Robinson, Arblaster.

Blackpool: Maxwell; Connolly, Ekpiteta, Thorniley, Thompson; Patino; Lavery, Bridcutt (Wright 75), Dougall, Yates; Madine (Hamilton 85).

Unused substitutes: R Williams, Carey, Corbeanu, Poveda, Grimshaw.

Referee: D Webb (County Durham).

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton said post-match: A lot of emotion, the overriding emotion is frustration but it shouldn’t be because there was a lot of good play from both sides, some good goals and not so good goals on our behalf. Overall not to be too disappointed to come here and go toe to toe with them and go down to nine men

On the red cards: Understand the first one, a little bit soft not sure it would have happened at the other end. Second one a bit of stupidity from a young player who will learn from it. I don’t understand the one at the end, all I saw was Shane Lavery being wrestled to the ground and doing nothing

When asked if Shayne said what caused it: He said he was trying to pull people away. I have seen a bit of footage just then we will appeal

Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom said on the final scenes: I didn’t, I just saw them both on the floor I have spoken to their staff and Lavery as come to keep Wes out the way and they have just fallen over they don’t think anything happened but ref thinks there was more to it on the floor

On does he need to get involved: Everyone is there, round the ref with the frustrations I have gone over to get our lads out the way I am sick to death of it not going to win anything after the game

This is what fans said with Foderingham and Lavery sent off after full time whistle when sparking a huge brawl…

@TomEyre78: 1st time Wes got near owt all afternoon

@Nigerian2153: Poor discipline, he’s let the team down! 😡

@mjball_: Hopefully we find out what’s been said from Hecky

@powellBFC93: How’s Lavery getting the red there 😂😂

@Dane_Hodkin27: One of our coaching staff just making sure Mcburnie isn’t getting involved hahaha

@themightypooI: Mother fucker got RKOd

@ryandunbar1996: As a blackpool fan that feels like a defeat today mere minutes away from a massive three points. That ref lost control of the game completely. However as a rangers fan, being a former rangers players,I’m surprised at foderingham lifting his hands.

@sufc: Looks like something and nothing this. Their players got a hold of Wes’ shirt, he’s falling to the ground and drags him down, then second slayer they are back on their feet

@The_Bladesman: The least surprising thing about this is Ollie Norwood just stands watching, stays calm and doesn’t get involved, even helps with the cleaning up and then shakes hands with 2 Blackpool players. #twitterblades #sufc

@Dylbert0: Somehow does a WWE move on lavery and lavery comes away with a red card. The refereeing today has been an absolute mockery

@willfielding7: Appeal it, get the ref sacked for good, shocking.

@BonningtonAlex: Gift that keeps on giving

@dreddy2: Please complain @BlackpoolFC to @EFL ask them to watch this game and access the refs performance appeal the Lavery and Thompson Red cards absolute joke. Regardless of who you support David Webb is unfit to officiate any level of football.

@Oli_sufc47: Wes is one of the most calm footballers I’ve ever seen. Lavery has clearly said something to make him rip his gloves off like that

@CRoberts95: Wow this is ridiculous btw, shouldn’t be allowed to ref ever again

@Yosh_H6: Sent two off. Gave the softest penalty you can see. Allowed 8 minutes of added time out of nowhere. Well done David Webb you did everything you could to make them equalise 👏🏻 Then sent Lavery off after the final whistle for being laid out 🤷🏽‍♂️ Championship refereeing at its best

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