Huddersfield and Burton given FA fine for failing to control players
By Mathieu Wood
Last Updated: 20/04/17 9:00pm
Huddersfield and Burton have been fined by the Football Association for failing to control their players.
The Sky Bet Championship encounter on April 1 was spoiled by confrontational scenes after Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele had a header cleared off the line by Burton defender Kyle McFadzean.
A melee ensued involving both sides and, after referee Scott Duncan restored order, Town's Dean Whitehead was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 88th minute.
Burton and Huddersfield, the latter aiming for promotion to the Premier League, admitted an FA charge of failing to control their players and were hit with fines of £5,000 and £12,500 respectively.
"Burton Albion received the standard penalty for the breach," a statement from the FA on Thursday evening, read.
"However, as this was Huddersfield Town's second breach of Rule E20 in a 12-month period - following a similar incident during their fixture against Leeds United on 5 February 2017 - the case was considered to be 'non-standard'."