Aston Villa and West Ham's under-21s contested a good old-fashioned mass brawl


If Aston Villa haven’t shown enough fight this season, it seems the same cannot be said of their under-21 side.

Villa’s youngsters hosted West Ham last night, and the match erupted into a seething claret-and-blue orgy of enmity near the end as a couple of strong challenges from home defender Kevin Toner sparked a mass brawl.

The 19-year-old Irishman was sent off for his part in the incident but became an instant cult hero among the Villa fans.

See Villa players, it’s not that hard. You just need to show you care.