Two game ban for Norwich City boss Paul Lambert

Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has been banned for two matches with immediate effect and fined �2,500 following his personal hearing with the FA.

The Canaries boss admitted a charge of improper conduct following City's controversial 3-3 draw at Reading earlier this month and will now have to watch the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road on Sunday from the stands.

Lambert will also be banned from the dugout for Norwich City's trip to Derby County on Saturday, 4 December.

Several incidents at the Madejski Stadium, including Grant Holt's red card – later rescinded on appeal – and Lambert being sent to the stands in injury time for leaving his technical area to check on Korey Smith – who took a whack from Jem Karacan that was unpunished by referee Michael Oliver and left the midfielder out of Saturday's draw with Leeds – all conspired to rile the Norwich boss.

But it is his conduct and language after the final whistle towards Oliver in the tunnel area that brought about his current charge.

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