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Ipswich and Norwich wait on FA action but no automatic touchline ban for Lambert red card

PUBLISHED: 17:41 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 11 February 2019

Paul Lambert is held back as tempers flare up just before half-time at Carrow Road Picture Pagepix

Paul Lambert is held back as tempers flare up just before half-time at Carrow Road Picture Pagepix

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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.

Paul Lambert is in the Directors box after being sent off  just before half-time at Norwich Picture PagepixPaul Lambert is in the Directors box after being sent off just before half-time at Norwich Picture Pagepix

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.

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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.

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.

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Adams claimed he was “grabbed by the throat” by Powell, who said the Argyle boss was rude to one of his players.

The FA must decide whether the incident is deserving of further action. Picture: PAThe FA must decide whether the incident is deserving of further action. Picture: PA

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.

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