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West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur were fined £20,000 each by Football Association following the clash in the Premier League fixture last Saturday, September 23, at London Stadium.
Both teams admitted the charge of failing to control their players after a foul by West Ham’s Andy Carroll to Fernando Llorente that led to angry reactions from the players in the pitch.
“West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have each been fined £20,000, after they admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty.” FA said in a statement.
Before the misconduct charge, FA said that “It was alleged that in or around the 95th minute of their fixture on Saturday, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” and they were given the chance to respond to the incident.
Spurs won the match 3-2 but almost wasted a three-goal lead where the Hammers were pressing for an equalizer in stoppage time.
Five players were cautioned yellow cards by referee Michael Oliver in stoppage time including Carroll, Winston Reid and Andre Ayew, while Eric Dier and Llorente were booked for Spurs.