Town and Coventry charged by FA after brawl in league clash

Flynn Downes leaving the pitch after the draw against Coventry Picture Pagepix Ltd

Flynn Downes leaving the pitch after the draw against Coventry Picture Pagepix Ltd - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Ipswich Town and Coventry City have been charged by the Football Association after a brawl between players in their League One clash on Saturday.

The teams are accused of failing to control their players in an ill-tempered exchange during their 1-1 draw at St Andrews' in Birmingham, where the Sky Blues are playing their home games this season.

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Town winger Gwion Edwards clashed with Coventry defender Sam McCallum in the 57th minute, sparking a melee involving numerous players from both sides.

Flynn Downes leaving the pitch after the draw against Coventry Picture Pagepix Ltd

Flynn Downes leaving the pitch after the draw against Coventry Picture Pagepix Ltd - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

The FA said in a statement: "Coventry City FC and Ipswich Town FC have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following their EFL League One game on Saturday 7 December 2019.

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"It is alleged that they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 57th minute."


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Both clubs have until Friday to respond to the charge, for which a fine is the likely outcome if found guilty.

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Town and Coventry have played each other three times in the last four games - 1-1 draws in Birmingham in both FA Cup and League One action, followed by the Sky Blues' 2-1 win at Portman Road in the cup replay last night.

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