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Leeds and Everton to receive fines following Goodison Park flashpoint

Leeds United and Everton have both been handed fines following a “mass confrontation” during their Premier League match at Goodison Park on 18 February.

Several players from both sides were involved in the scuffle as tensions boiled over following a hard tackle from Leeds’ Tyler Adams on Everton’s Dwight McNeil in the game’s 41st minute.

Adams was unhappy with McNeil’s reaction following the challenge and tempers flared, with other players from both teams also becoming involved in the confrontation.

Both Adams and McNeil were booked following the incident, with Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and Leeds’ Weston McKennie also being cautioned.

Everton are set to pay £55,000 whilst Leeds face a slightly lesser fine of £35,000.

The FA statement announcing the punishment reads as follows:

“Everton and Leeds United have been fined £55,00 and £ 35,000 respectively following a mass confrontation between their players in the 42nd minute of their Premier League on February 18.

“Both clubs admitted that they failed to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion, and also admitted that they failed to ensure that their players did not behave in a way which is improper and provocative.”

It is not the first time the Whites have faced financial consequences for improper on-field conduct recently, as they were also charged £25,000 for failing to control their players during an EFL Cup second round clash at Elland Road earlier this season.

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