Norwich City fined �3,000 by FA

David Cuffley Norwich City and Brighton were today fined �3,000 each by the Football Association for failing to control their players after the fracas in the League One match at Carrow Road on November 24.

David Cuffley

Norwich City and Brighton were today fined �3,000 each by the Football Association for failing to control their players after the fracas in the League One match at Carrow Road on November 24.

Both clubs were also warned as to their future conduct and ordered to pay costs.

The charge under FA Rule E20 (a) - “failure to ensure players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour” - was admitted by both clubs, who requested the personal hearing.

Today's regulatory commission followed the incident in the first half of the Canaries' 4-1 victory, when a challenge on Darel Russell led to a mass confrontation between players on both sides.

Hertfordshire referee Keith Hill did not produce the red card, but there were yellow cards for Russell and Brighton pair Dean Cox and Andrew Crofts, out of six yellow cards in the match in all.