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The linesman did his best Usain Bolt impression after the Villa-West Brom game yesterday

Swift action needed to be taken, and one of the assistant referees seemed particularly aware of the urgency required.

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THERE WERE CHAOTIC scenes at the end of Aston Villa’s FA Cup win over West Brom yesterday, as countless fans invaded the pitch.

Swift action needed to be taken, and one of the assistant referees seemed particularly aware of the urgency required, as he showed an impressive turn of pace once the final whistle sounded.

He still could not prevent Villa midfielder Fabian Delph from being bitten, however.

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