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Fabian Delph: Pitch invasion 'very, very scary'

Villa's Fabian Delph has spoken about the fans rushing on at the end of the match and admits he was concerned.

Press Association reporter Nick Mashiter said the goalscorer described the pitch invasion at the end as 'very, very scary'.

Read: Aston Villa are heading to Wembley after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the FA Cup Sixth Round.

Aston Villa fans celebrate amongst Leandro Bacuna (centre) and Jack Grealish (right) as they invade the pitch after the final whistle Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Aston Villa fans celebrate as they invade the pitch after the final whistle Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport


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Sherwood identifies his key man at Aston Villa

Agbonlahor is key to Sherwood at Villa. Credit: PA

Tim Sherwood has called on Gabriel Agbonlahor to repeat his derby heroics and insisted he is crucial to Aston Villa's survival bid.

The forward scored just his fourth goal of the season in Villa's 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday, which lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

It's about this time when Gabby normally comes out and starts keeping this team in the league. I had a lot of chats with him, a lot of chats with Christian and every player. The strike partnership outside the top six, they've got to be the best two. But on paper doesn't make any difference, you have to go and prove it and go and do it. It shouldn't be ignored and I think it was appreciated by the fans the other night, they were singing his name, you can't imagine how much players grow from that. I've managed one of the hottest strikers in English football at the moment, Harry Kane, he had to win over those Tottenham fans.

– Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood.

Pulis not concerned by Aston Villa boss comments

Tony Pulis has shrugged off the comments. Credit: PA

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has no ill-feeling towards Tim Sherwood after the new Aston Villa manager described the Baggies as a 'good little club'.

Sherwood went on to say that he had now taken over a 'massive football club', having previously been in contention for the West Brom job in the past.

That is Tim - there are no problems with me or the chairman at all.

Tim is Tim and he will be good fun for everyone around the West Midlands for the time he is at Aston Villa I'm sure.

I don't need to pin that (Sherwood's comments) up in the changing room.

We have a good group of lads here and they will want to win the game as much as Villa will.

I don't think we need any (extra) motivation. It's a local derby, it's the quarter-final of the FA Cup and it's absolutely wonderful that we've got to this stage. These are big games that everybody should look forward to and we will certainly be looking forward to it.

– Tony Pulis


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