West Brom vs Wolves: Fan trouble mars FA Cup tie between Black Country rivals at The Hawthorns | Football News

The FA Cup fourth-round tie between West Brom and Wolves has been suspended after supporters clashed at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Matheus Cunha’s 78th-minute goal added to Pedro Neto’s first-half strike to give Wolves a 2-0 lead. However, play did not restart after the Brazilian’s goal, with trouble flaring up in the home end.

There were also clashes near the area housing the away supporters and the players were eventually led off the field in the 82nd minute.

West Brom defender Kyle Bartley was pictured leading two young children away from the pitch.

The game is just the third between the Black Country rivals in the past decade.

If play does not resume, the FA will decide what course of action follows.

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Gary O’Neil gestures to his players to leave the pitch following trouble in the crowd

‘A good game ruined by fans in the wrong end’

Gareth Ainsworth speaking on Soccer Special:

“It looked like the West Brom players really got over there quickly, like it might have been the area where the families are. With him [Bartley] carrying the child it raises the suspicion their families are in there.

“A lot of fans have probably been in areas where there are opposition fans. Just sit on your hands, don’t celebrate. If that’s the only ticket you can get, don’t be stupid and celebrate in front of the home fans who are clearly aggrieved at conceding the second goal in a big derby that hasn’t been on for so long.”

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Clinton Morrison on Soccer Special:

“It was definitely Bartley and he had a child in his hands and he was calling someone else down from the stand in that area.

“I’d be going in to get my sons if there’s trouble there. Any parent would do that.

“These are scenes you don’t like to see. A good football match ruined by fans being in the wrong end. There are all kinds of horrible scenes.”

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