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Norwich and Sunderland fined £30,000 each by the FA

Norwich and Sunderland have been fined £30,000 each. Credit: Reuters

Norwich and Sunderland have both been fined £30,000 following an incident which took place during their Premier League game at Carrow Road on April 16.

The two clubs were also warned as to the future conduct of their players and officials.

"Both Norwich City and Sunderland have been fined £30,000 and warned as to their future conduct for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion," read a statement on the Football Association website.


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Frustrated Sunderland boss Allardyce: I might start praying

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce. Credit: PA

Sam Allardyce has admitted he may need to seek divine intervention after seeing Sunderland pass up the opportunity to ease their relegation fears.

The Black Cats did everything but score as they were held to a 0-0 draw by West Brom at the Stadium of Light on a day when their failure to find the back of the net proved costly with Norwich's victory over Newcastle casting them four points adrift of safety with just seven games remaining.

A first clean sheet in 18 attempts in all competitions provided Allardyce with some consolation, but he knows time is running out fast with Premier League leaders Leicester due on Wearside next weekend.

He said: "I think I need to go back to church and start praying or something like that. I'm not quite sure what I need to do because I can't ever imagine in my long career dominating a game for so long, creating so many chances and actually not winning it."

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