Aston Villa player attacked by fan during Birmingham derby

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was attacked by a Birmingham City fan during this afternoon’s Championship match at St Andrew’s.

The incident occurred less than 10 minutes into the game when the player was in the Birmingham penalty area. A man entered the pitch from the home end and threw a punch at him, knocking him to the ground.

The pitch invader was quickly restrained by stewards and then handed over to cops.

A Birmingham City fan attacks Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish during the Second City derby.

The fan was grabbed by stewards.

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