Preston North End and Blackpool fined following derby clash brawl

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Preston North End and Blackpool have both been fined £5,000 by the FA following last week’s derby at Bloomfield Road.

 

The clubs admitted a breach of FA rule E20.1 in that they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in the 95th minutes of the Championship game.

That followed an incident when a number of players from both sides got involved in a melee after a foul on PNE substitute Sean Maguire by Blackpool’ s Callum Connollly.

Four players were shown yellow cards after it calmed down, with North End skipper Alan Browne sent-off as it was his second booking of the game.

Both clubs accepted the FA charge and the standard penalty. They’d had until today (Friday) to respond.

It was the first meeting of the clubs since August 2013 and the first in the league since 2010.

Blackpool won 2-0 with goals from Keshi Anderson and Gary Madine.

Preston North End and Blackpool players have an exchanged of views in the derby clash at Bloomfield Road

Preston North End and Blackpool players have an exchanged of views in the derby clash at Bloomfield Road