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Norwich fined for scuffle in game against Cardiff

November 5, 2013

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has fined Norwich 20,000 pounds ($32,000) after players were involved in a scuffle during a Premier League match.

The confrontation happened near the end of a 0-0 draw against Cardiff last month.

Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer had attempted to score from a throw-in when Cardiff had put the ball out of play because of an injury. The effort was ruled out by the referee on the basis that he had not restarted play.

The FA says Norwich “failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

Cardiff was also charged with the same breach. The Welsh club admitted to the charge, but rejected the standard penalty of 20,000 pounds, and a hearing will now take place to determine the sanction.

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