QPR and Sunderland accept FA fines

Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland have both accepted £20,000 fines for failing to control their players following incidents which took place during the last round of Premier League fixtures, writes Sky Sports.

Neither side took up the option of contesting their respective punishments, with QPR having received theirs for a number of their players confronting referee Mike Dean after he ruled out a Charlie Austin goal in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

The former Burnley striker fired home following a mis-hit free-kick by City goalkeeper Joe Hart, but Dean spotted that the England international had touched the ball twice while taking the set-piece, meaning that it had to be retaken and the goal was unable to stand.

The charge for Sunderland relates to an incident during their 1-1 draw at home to Everton, as a number of players remonstrated with official Lee Mason after he awarded a penalty kick for a foul by Connor Wickham on Seamus Coleman. The spot-kick was converted by Leighton Baines to earn his side a share of the spoils.

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