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VIDEO: Injury time limbs sees one Villa fan invade pitch then knee slides towards Sheff Wed fans

There were absolute scenes in the away end at Hillsborough yesterday afternoon as Aston Villa comeback from one down to win 3-1 against Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday found themselves ahead after just seven minutes when Gary Hooper found the net before John McGinn levelled the scoreline.

The hosts could have got themselves back in front in the second half, but Steven Fletcher had a penalty saved by Jed Steer. and then late drama followed.

Steve Bruce’s former side played right until the end and in the 92nd minute, Albert Adomah smashed in to put Villa in front, causing scenes in the away end.

One fan legged it onto the pitch, ran around, players and security tried to stop him, then he finished off with a knee slide towards the Sheffield Wednesday fans.

Three are said to have been arrested for pitch encroachment.

Watch the moment for yourself in the video below…

The drama didn’t stop there as Tammy Abraham slotted home in the fourth minute of injury time to take Dean Smith’s side up to fifth in the table.

Following the game, both managers spoke to the media.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Sheffield, as quoted by BBC Sport:

“We’re all going home disappointed. Sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve and that was the case today.

“The way we played, the way we went about it I couldn’t have asked for anything more. They played fantastically well, we’ve missed a big opportunity, we missed that penalty, but it’s not our day.

“Sometimes when you’re going for the play-offs it’s not about how you play it’s about the results and Aston Villa go home today knowing they got that result but were very fortunate.”

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:

“In this stage of the season where we’re pushing to get a play-off spot, we were on a five-game winning run and now we’ve got that to six.

“It was very much a tale of two halves. First half we started really well and then we caught.

“We controlled the ball, I thought we looked dangerous, but we didn’t work the goalkeeper as much as we should have.”


After watching the dramatic scenes of the late injury time goals, fans took to praise Villa’s support, there was also reaction on the pitch invader – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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