Shocking footage shows Tom Lawrence and Matt Miazga sent off for a furious fight AFTER the full time whistle in Derby’s 2-1 win over Reading on Saturday.
The pair came to blows in a heated physical altercation seconds after referee Scott Duncan had blew for the end of the game.
Both players could be seen bumping chests before Miazga appeared to lash out at goalscorer Lawrence.
— Ewan Sparrow (@ewan_sparrow) June 27, 2020
The duo shoved each other before Lawrence went in with a headbutt towards the Reading defender, who is on loan from Chelsea.
The disgraceful scenes continued when Miazga then caught the Rams player with a slap around the face.
Players from both sides over to the pair before the dup were given their marching orders for violent conduct.
Both individuals were quick to point the finger at each other as the referee came towards them, but ultimately both played a part in the fight which marred the Championship game.
Derby sealed the win thanks to two goals in two minutes on the stroke of half time.
Lawrence opened the scoring in the 44th minute before Wayne Rooney buried a penalty before the break.
Reading got themselves a goal back through Andy Rinomhota’s header but it ended up being a consolation as Derby took all three points.
Derby manager Phillip Cocu: “We are in a position to fight for a play-off spot and that is something we worked hard for together. It is something that has always been in the back of our minds, but we didn’t want to talk too much about it.
“A big part of the season we were not good enough but we knew we would improve. Everything is tight in this league and it is still possible. You can only start taking about it when you are a few points off sixth place.”
On Lawrence’s red card: “I am really disappointed and upset because after a win and the great goal he scored, this cannot happen. He let the team down and gets a ban for a few games.
“He is an important player and you have to keep control of your emotions, especially when you win the game.”
Reading manager Mark Bowen: “We conceded too much space in the first half. We had three or four chances to score and then we gave ourselves a mountain to climb. I am not going to beat the team up as we were the better team for large parts.
“I’m frustrated as in my opinion we have been the best team in both games [since the restart] and have only come away with one point. It is fine details and we are getting punished harshly for it.”
On the red cards for Lawrence and Miazga: “From what I know about it, Matt has reacted. I’ve been told he was headbutted and he swung an arm and caught the fella.
“You can’t argue with it and it is two red cards. When someone puts a head into you, you shouldn’t do it. I won’t forgive him as he has cost his team-mates as he won’t be available [for games coming up].”
Fans took to react after seeing Tom Lawrence and Matt Miazga sent off for a furious fight AFTER the full time whistle…
Heard miazga said to lawrence you should be in jail
Lawrence got what he deserved #ReadingFC
— Will Sumner (@willsumner09) June 27, 2020
What a car crash of a fight.
— saul hare (@saulhare) June 27, 2020
Hahahahaha that slap on Lawrence
— Kev (@KevTS1988) June 27, 2020
He’s an asset with with dark arts and nastiness. This is needed for us
— Josh Lovely (@J0SHLOVELY) June 27, 2020
Shame Miazga didn’t give him the left and right hand.
— Reading FC Blue And White Wall (@bluewhitewall) June 27, 2020
— Nath St Paul (@NathStPaul) June 27, 2020
Lawrence kept going towards him, aggression, and puts his head at him.
Red all day.
— Matheus na Casa (@maffff) June 27, 2020
Literally headbutted the guy bro it’s basic football rules, any sort of contact like that is a straight red
— Mr Akpomme (@KoulibaIy) June 27, 2020
Miazga swung at Lawrence twice and yet he was the one left bleeding hahahahaha
— Lou (@LP__92) June 27, 2020
Second yellow and a red for Lawrence, never a straight red. Miazga could get more of a lenghty ban than 3 games.
— Bobby Winstone (@bobbywinstone) June 27, 2020
Looked like he slapped him in the video, but this shows it was a full-on punch.
— Jack. (@Jack_Pow) June 27, 2020