Danny Simpson

Newcastle United and Sunderland have been fined £40,000 and £20,000 respectively after both clubs admitted a charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

The incident, which also saw both teams being warned as to their future conduct, occurred in the 19th minute of their game on 4th March, 2012, and followed a challenge by Sunderland's James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson.

As this is Newcastle United's second misconduct charge of a similar nature in the same season, the standard punishment fine has been doubled in line with current regulations.