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Aston Villa fined £200,000 by the FA for pitch invasion


FA Cup finalists Aston Villa have been fined £200,000 by the FA after fans invaded the pitch after their quarter final win over local rivals West Brom.

The FA said the West Midlands club had also been "severely warned" as to their future conduct.

Villa apologised after the match, saying their victory had been "marred by the actions of those who could not control themselves".

Villa Beat their local rivals West Brom twice within a week with the second coming in the FA Cup quarter finals.

They then beat Liverpool in the Semi-finals to set up a final encounter with defending champions Arsenal.

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