(CNN)A man has been arrested for allegedly punching a football player on the field of play during a match in England.
Football player attacked by fan during local derby
The incident occurred in the 10th minute of Aston Villa's game at local rivals Birmingham City, in the second tier of English football.
The perpetrator ran from the stands that holds the Birmingham supporters before punching Aston Villa player Jack Grealish in the head from behind.
Stewards eventually caught up with the assailant and escorted him away from the field of play.
Both sets of players reacted angrily to the incident but the game was resumed just minutes after. Grealish stayed on the pitch to score the winning goal.