Norwich City fined after admitting FA charge following Cardiff melee

Tempers fray following Leroy Fer's 'goal' against Cardiff last month. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Foc

Tempers fray following Leroy Fer's 'goal' against Cardiff last month. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City have been fined £20,000 after admitting an FA charge of failing to control their players against Cardiff last month.

The incident surrounded Leroy Fer's controversial attempt to score an injury-time winner from a throw-in in the goalless draw with Cardiff on October 26.

The visitors had put the ball out of play so Alex Tettey could receive treatment – and Fer rolled the ball into the unguarded Bluebirds net, when he was expected to pass the ball back to Cardiff keeper David Marshall.

Referee Mike Jones disallowed the 'goal' – but only after calming down an unseemly scrap between most of the players on the pitch.

The Canaries' £20,000 fine is the standard penalty for admitting a breach of FA rule E20(a) – a charge the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Cardiff were charged with the same breach, which they also admitted. However, the Bluebirds rejected the standard penalty meaning a non-personal hearing will now determine their reprimand.