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TEMPERS FLARED: Leeds fined £20,000 for failure to control players

TEMPERS FLARED: Leeds fined £20,000 for failure to control players

PA - Adam Davy

 

Leeds have been fined £20,000 for failing to control their players during a stormy defeat at Chelsea earlier this month, the Football Association has announced.

Several Leeds players surrounded referee Chris Kavanagh after he awarded an injury-time penalty against them for a foul by Mateusz Klich on Antonio Rudiger in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on December 11.

Jorginho subsequently scored – his second spot-kick success of the match – to secure a 3-2 victory for the home side.

Kavanagh also found himself surrounded in the 26th minute when he awarded a penalty to Leeds, much to the chagrin of the hosts, who escaped without an FA charge.

Further controversy then followed when a melee involving players of both sides broke out near the touchline after the final whistle.

Leeds pleaded guilty to an FA charge and accepted a standard punishment.

A statement from the FA read: “Leeds United FC has been fined £20,000 for a breach of FA Rule E20.1 that took place during the 93rd minute of its Premier League match against Chelsea FC on Saturday December 11, 2021.

“Leeds United FC admitted to failing to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion when they surrounded the match referee, and accepted the standard penalty.”


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