Wolves may face FA fine as four pitch invasions overshadow 6-4 victory over Rotherham

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Wolves face the prospect of a fine from the FA after four pitch invasions marred an amazing 10-goal thriller against Rotherham.

Home fans flooded onto the pitch three times in the closing minutes after Sam Ricketts made it 5-4 and then at the final whistle.

The first invasion came as captain Ricketts gave Wolves the lead:

It was followed by a second invasion when Michael Jacobs hit a shot into the side netting:

Two more pitch invasions followed when Kevin McDonald scored Wolves' sixth goal and again at full-time.

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Wolves will now face an anxious wait to see if they are punished by the football authorities.


The club has condemned the actions of fans who invaded the pitch.

Wolves said, in a statement on the club's website: "Wolves, in the strongest possible terms, have today condemned the pitch incursions from some Wolves fans, which marred the club's 6-4 victory over Rotherham United.

"Equally, Wolves would like to thank the vast majority of supporters who stayed off the pitch, and for voicing their disapproval at the minority who chose to enter onto the field of play towards the end of the game, and after the final whistle.

"The minority of supporters have marred a classic game, played in a competitive spirit, and prevented the Wolves players from celebrating with the majority of home supporters in the stadium.


"The reality is that the referee was, understandably, close to abandoning the fixture, which would have nullified a tremendous victory.

"The club now awaits an inevitable follow-up from the Football Association.

"Wolves would like to thank Rotherham United, and their supporters, for their understanding. We wish them the best for the rest of their campaign."

In 2011, Birmingham City were fined £20,000 for a pitch invasion during a League Cup game against rivals Aston Villa.

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