Belfast Telegraph

FA could take action over Swansea and Aston Villa tunnel bust-up

Swansea and Aston Villa are waiting to discover whether they will be punished by the Football Association for their tunnel bust-up.

The teams clashed as they came off following the Swans' 2-1 Premier League win at Villa Park on Saturday - which marked the end of Tim Sherwood's reign as Villa boss.

The tunnel was seen to be shaking from side to side and stewards rushed in to calm the situation down.

It stemmed from when Federico Fernandez and Micah Richards confronted each other in the first half and had to be separated by team-mates.

The FA will wait to see referee Neil Swarbrick's report on Monday before deciding whether to take action.

"It's typical when both teams are struggling, both players were frustrated," said Gylfi Sigurdsson, who scored Swansea's second-half equaliser.

"But I think it shows the passion and how much they want to win, of course they're going to get situations where you're angry and those things happen, we've seen it plenty of times before.

"The players have sorted it out, nothing major happened.

"We were celebrating in the dressing room after, we just had a little laugh about it and had a couple of jokes at Federico. It was all fun and games."

Andre Ayew won the game for Swansea with three minutes left after brother Jordan had opened the scoring for Villa.

It was Villa's sixth straight league defeat and they sacked manager Sherwood on Sunday.


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