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Paul Lambert: Ipswich Town boss handed touchline ban following Carrow Road red card

Paul Lambert saw red at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has been given a two-match touchline ban after he was sent off in the East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road.

The Town boss, as well as Norwich City coach Chris Domogalla, were both dismissed when tempers flared between both dugouts following a challenge by Ipswich's Jon Nolan on Canaries full-back Max Aarons during the game on February 10.

Lambert was subsequently charged with misconduct by the FA for his role in the fracas, which he accepted, and he will now have to watch Ipswich's next two matches against Wigan Athletic and Reading from the stands.

The Scot has also been fined £3,000.

“There was no point appealing because I wasn’t going to win but I have had my say about what when on and I stand by every word,” Lambert said.

“I’ll get on with it now. It’s not ideal but I trust my staff to do what I ask them to do. There will be no problem there.

“Will it make a difference, not being on the touchline? I don’t know. I can talk to the players before the game and after. They will know what is expected of them.”

Both clubs were involved in a melee just before half-time. Credit: PA

Both clubs have also been fined for failing to control their players and officials.

Ipswich have been fined £20,000, while Norwich's fine is slightly higher at £25,000.

The Canaries have been fined marginally more because of their recent history of similar offences.

They were fined £30,000 and £15,000 respectively for incidents against Sunderland and QPR in 2016.

"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," an FA statement read.

"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.”