Blackpool and Preston North End slapped with FA charge following derby melee

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Blackpool and Preston North End have been charged by the FA following Saturday’s derby at Bloomfield Road.

 

The charge relates to the melee deep into stoppage-time, which resulted in Preston’s Alan Browne receiving a second yellow card and being sent off.

The two sets of players came together after Callum Connolly had fouled Preston sub Sean Maguire.

The FA said in a statement: “Blackpool FC and Preston North End FC have been charged with a breach of FA rule E20.1 following their EFL Championship game on Saturday.

“It is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 95th minute and they have until Friday to respond.”

Blackpool won the derby 2-0 thanks to goals in either half from Keshi Anderson and Gary Madine.

It was the first meeting between the two sides since 2013.

The two sets of players clashed towards the end of Saturday's derby

The two sets of players clashed towards the end of Saturday’s derby