Date: 21st February 2019 at 11:49am
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Norwich City, Ipswich Town And Paul Lambert have all been fined by the FA for failing to control players and club officials after the altercations that took place during the East Anglian Derby on 10th February.

The FA have issued the following statement:

“Norwich City have been fined £25,000 and Ipswich Town have been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during both the 45th and 90th minutes, as well as their officials in the 45th minute, of their EFL Championship fixture on February 10, 2019.

“In addition, Paul Lambert has been given a two-match touchline ban, effective immediately, and fined £3,000 after he also accepted an FA improper conduct charge concerning his behaviour in the 45th minute of the fixture.”

City’s fine is higher than Ipswich due to their previous historical record with regard to this rule.

As expected, the penalties are fairly low and will, you would imagine, have very little effect on either club or Lambert. The touch line ban is probably more of an issue for the Ipswich boss.

Handbags and nothing more than that.


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