Ipswich and Norwich wait on FA action but no automatic touchline ban for Lambert red card
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Ipswich Town and Norwich City must wait to see if any further action will be taken following the melee which led to Blues boss Paul Lambert being sent off at Carrow Road.
A heavy Jon Nolan tackle on Max Aarons led to players and staff members on both sides coming together, with Lambert and City’s head of performance Chris Domogalla being sent to the stands.
The FA will assess the report of referee Peter Bankes before deciding whether or not to take the matter further.
Lambert’s red card does not carry any added punishment in itself and he does not automatically face a touchline ban, with any action against the Ipswich Town boss needing to come retrospectively.
New rules introduced in the summer gave referees the power to give staff members red and yellow cards, with four yellow cards in a season leading to a one-game ban. Eight yellows leads to a two-game ban and 12 to three, while 16 yellow cards results in a disciplinary hearing.
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Plymouth’s Derek Adams and Chris Powell of Southend became the first managers to be shown red cards, after the system was introduced in the EFL for this season, when they were sent off during a game in August.
Adams claimed he was “grabbed by the throat” by Powell, who said the Argyle boss was rude to one of his players.
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Powell was given a one-game touchline ban and fined £1,250 after admitting an FA charge of misconduct. Adams was banned for two games and fined £1,500 after pleading not guilty.