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Video: On-pitch bust-ups between teammates

Following yesterday's clash between Ravel Morrison and Wilfried Zaha, Sports Mole looks back on other bust-ups between teammates.

Ravel Morrison and Wilfried Zaha were two of the star performers as the England Under-21s recorded a 5-0 victory over their Lithuanian counterparts at Portman Road last night.

However, the duo were involved in a brief altercation during the match, which has attracted the headlines this morning.

Below, Sports Mole has picked out six bust-ups between English-based teammates, starting with the coming together of Morrison and Zaha.

1. Ravel Morrison, Wilfried Zaha - England Under-21s

Morrison claimed in a post-match interview that he had words with Zaha because the Manchester United winger was unhappy with a cross that he had fired into the penalty area. Without the intervention of Nathan Redmond, it may well have gone even further.

2. Kieron Dyer, Lee Bowyer - Newcastle United

With Newcastle trailing Aston Villa 3-0 in front of a packed St James' Park, tempers boiled over between Dyer and Bowyer. Instead of sorting out their differences in the dressing room after the final whistle, the pair brawled on the pitch and were only separated by Villa midfielder Gareth Barry. The duo were sent off and forced to issue a public apology by manager Graeme Souness.

3. John Hartson, Eyal Berkovic - West Ham United

Bust-ups on the training ground happen every day, but not to this extent. Israeli midfielder Berkovic was not happy with a challenge from Hartson and so he lashed out at the Welshman. The striker took exception, though, and proceeded to boot his teammate in the face.

4. David Batty, Graeme Le Saux - Blackburn Rovers

There were just four minutes on the clock when these two clashed during a Champions League tie away at Spartak Moscow. Batty was angered by Le Saux, who had taken possession from him, and in no uncertain terms the pair made their disapproval known.

5. Steve McManaman, Bruce Grobbelaar - Liverpool

Merseyside derbies are always highly charged affairs and spats between the two teams are frequent occurrences. However, it's rare that two players from the same side turn on each other. Liverpool goalkeeper Grobbelaar was left fuming by an error that had been committed by McManaman, which had resulted in Everton taking the lead - cue handbags between the pair.

6. Andy Griffin, Ricardo Fuller - Stoke City

It's fair to say that Griffin would have known that he was at fault for West Ham United's goal at Upton Park - he wouldn't need anyone to tell him that. It didn't stop Fuller, though, who having aired his views then decided to slap his captain around the face. The Stoke striker was subsequently handed his marching orders.

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Ravel Morrison in action for Birmingham City against Crystal Palace in March 2013.
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