MAN CRITICALLY ILL AFTER DERBY VIOLENCE
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A police spokesman said: "A major disturbance occurred involving about 100 youths who appeared to be opposing football fans."
Two people sustained head injuries in the disturbance, one was critically injured, the other was seriously hurt. One man was arrested at the scene.
The game itself was violent, Birmingham won 1-0 thanks to a goal from David Holdsworth but The Blues finished the game with nine men after Martin O`Connor (pictured) was sent off for punching Kevin Muscat and Bryan Hughes was given his marching orders after receiving his second yellow card for diving.