James Morrison and Callum McManaman caught up in crowd trouble

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As Aston Villa fans stormed onto the pitch after knocking their rivals out of the FA Cup, West Brom players James Morrison and Callum McManaman decided to take matters into their own hands. 

A video has emerged of Morrison tripping a supporter up as he tries to bound towards the centre circle, comically sending a fellow fan flying on his way down to the turf. McManaman, not exactly known for being a choir boy, decides to try and get his hands on anybody he can. 

The FA have opened an investigation into the scenes at Villa Park on Saturday evening. Supporters of Tim Sherwood's side stormed the pitch after Scott's Sinclair's goal five minutes from time and again just before the final whistle. West Brom fans ripped up seats in the upper tier of the North Stand and threw them at sections of the home supporters housed in the lower tier. 

17 fans were arrested throughout the day as fans also outside the stadium the Witton Arms pub.  

In the aftermath of the game, Baggies manager Tony Pulis called for Albion fans caught causing trouble to be punished. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, he said: "Those supporters should never come into another ground. It is like people coming into someone else’s house — you have to show respect.

‘It was like the Seventies and Eighties. I am old enough to have seen isolated incidents like that. Villa should look at the stewarding because with a game at this time of night, 5.30, you need to police it properly and I am sure Villa will look at it.

"This is just hopefully an isolated incident with mindless idiots."

Villa will face either Liverpool or Blackburn in the semi-final at Wembley. It will be Villa's first appearance at the national stadium since their Carling Cup defeat to Manchester United in February 2010. 

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