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Canaries hit with FA fine

Leroy Fer's controversial 'goal' sparked heated exchanges between both sets of players. Credit: PA

Norwich City have been hit with a £20,000 fine from the Football Association for failing to control their players in the closing stages of last month's draw with Cardiff City.

There were heated exchanges between both sets of players after Canaries midfielder Leroy Fer tried to score a goal instead of returning the ball to Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall.

The ball was put into touch by the Bluebirds in order to allow treatment to an injury sustained by Norwich's Alex Tettey.

Both clubs were given a deadline of November 4 to respond to the charge, with the FA today confirming that Norwich City have accepted the breach.

An FA statement read: "Norwich City have been fined the standard penalty of £20,000 after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20(a) in relation to their game against Cardiff City on 26 October 2013.

"The charge was that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in or around the 94th minute of this fixture."

Cardiff City decided to reject the standard penalty, despite admitting the breach, and will now face a non-personal hearing to decide their fine at a later date.

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