QPR and Fulham fined by Football Association for derby clashes

QPR and Fulham clash
The QPR and Fulham benches, along with several players, were involved in a clash in the late stages of Saturday's game at Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers and Fulham have been fined £40,000 and £36,000 respectively for incidents during the west London derby on 21 January.

The Football Association charged both Rangers and the Whites following a clash between the two clubs' coaching staff and a melee involving players.

Both clubs admitted two breaches of FA rules at an independent hearing.

R's coach Marc Bircham and Fulham medical manager Marco Cesarini have each been fined £2,000 for misconduct.

Rangers and Fulham were charged with failing to "ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" during the 1-1 draw at Loftus Road.

The respective benches, along with several players, were involved in a clash in the 91st minute, while Fulham players Tom Cairney and Chris Martin and QPR defender Joel Lynch were all booked by referee Keith Stroud following an off-the-ball incident in the 94th minute.

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