It has been reported that Birmingham City fans threw bottles, coins and flares at Derby County supporters yesterday afternoon.
A highly entertaining fixture the Rams come away with a much needed three points, after the club endured a tough week with their players being involved in a car crash.
Reporter Ryan Conway wrote on Twitter: “Birmingham fan has just thrown a bottle at some Derby fans. Doesn’t hit anybody but narrowly misses a dad with his young lad. Shameful.”
He also uploaded a video, with the caption: “Flares on the pitch during the game. Not long before a Birmingham fan launched one into the Derby end.
“Derby fan responded by juggling it and tossing it back.
“Both sections of fans down that end were an….interesting watch.”
Flares on the pitch during the game. Not long before a Birmingham fan launched one into the Derby end.
Derby fan responded by juggling it and tossing it back.
— Ryan Conway (@RJConway92) September 28, 2019
Birmingham fans when they get a throw in. pic.twitter.com/oxC6oV92nj
— stephen. (@dcfcstephen) September 28, 2019
Another user, @TurveyWright, wrote: “If ever you’re feeling sad, just remember that today I saw a Birmingham City fan rip a chair up and try and throw it at the Derby fans only for it to hit his mate in the head.”
@tm_gilman said: “Bottles, coins and even a seat thrown. Offenders pointed out, he even laughed at the copper but @DerbysPolice did nothing. “There’s too many of them to go in” was their response
The game itself saw the Rams come out 3-2 winners to take them 14th in the Championship table with 11 points, Birmingham sit 13th with 13 points.
In-form Chris Martin broke the deadlock after 2 minutes when he collected a cross from Duane Holmes and rolled the ball into the corner.
Chris Martin vs. Birmingham City:
100% dribble success
2 aerial duels won
2 key passes
Vintage. ⭐ pic.twitter.com/51drZL73s7
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) September 28, 2019
Just after the break, Martyn Waghorn doubled Derby’s lead, receiving a pass from Martin and tucked it in into the back of the net.
They say 2-0 is never a safe scoreline and rightly so as minutes later, Birmingham scored twice in 180 seconds.
Gary Gardner headed in at the near post before Ivan Sunjic hammered the ball into the top corner to send the away end wild.
— Joe (@JoeBCFC_) September 28, 2019
Birmingham were handed a penalty on the 69th minute, only for Kelle Roos to save Lukas Jutkiewicz’ spot kick which would have completed a stunning comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2.
However another few minutes later, Derby’s Jamie Paterson grabbed his first goal for the club to put his side back in front, burying the chance after a counter-attack.
After finding out on the trouble in the stands between Derby and Birmingham, fans took to voice their concerns, their frustrations at the police and make a joke about some of those players involved in the crash – see those tweets on the next page.