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Nottingham Forest and Leeds United fined by FA

Chris Gunter
Gunter was handed a three-match ban for stamping in the game against Leeds

Nottingham Forest and Leeds United have been fined by the Football Association after a mass player confrontation in the recent 1-1 draw at the City Ground.

Both clubs were charged with failing to control their players in the league game on Sunday, 15 August and have been fined £12,500 and £7,500 respectively.

The incident occurred following an altercation between Forest's Chris Gunter and Leeds' Sanchez Watt.

Gunter was retrospectively handed a three-match ban for stamping on Watt.

Both players were originally only handed yellow cards by referee Tony Bates.

But television replays suggested Gunter had stamped on Watt's foot while the players jostled for position in the box when awaiting a throw-in. The ensuing melee, in the second half of a fiery match, saw players from both sides clash in the six-yard box.

And the incident also left both managers fuming.

Forest boss Billy Davies claimed both Gunter and goalkeeper Lee Camp had been stamped on earlier in the game, while Leeds boss Simon Grayson believed Gunter should have been sent off.

In a tense affair that saw both sides claim their first point of the season, Dexter Blackstock gave Forest the lead, only for Leeds to fight back with a headed equaliser from Lloyd Sam.



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