Norwich vs Ipswich: Paul Lambert charged with misconduct relating to touchline brawl in East Anglian derby

12-02-2019 16:02

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert has been charged with misconduct for his part in Sunday’s ugly scenes during the East Anglian derby against his former side Norwich City.

Lambert accused Norwich of a “lack of class” and insists he has no regrets at being sent off during the 3-0 defeat at Carrow Road.

Jon Nolan’s late challenge on Norwich right-back Max Aarons sparked a melee on the touchline

Paul Lambert had to be restrained by a police officer

Lambert was shown his marching orders on the stroke of half-time, along with Norwich’s head of performance Chris Domogalla, as a brawl broke out between the two teams.

Lambert, who clashed with several members of the Canaries backroom staff, had to be restrained by a police officer during the fracas.

The 49-year-old’s relationship with the club he left back in 2012 has long been strained telling Ipswich’s official website: “It was a lack of class on their behalf; I’ve never been involved in anything like that at all.

“Some of the things that were said were totally out of order, and I’ll fight the corner of this football club.

“There were things that shouldn’t have happened, not through our doing.

City’s head of performance Chris Domogalla was sent off, along with Lambert

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“We played a really good game without getting the reward, and that’s been the story of our time here.

“Regarding what I saw and what I’ve heard, I won’t let this club be bullied by anyone.”

Lambert confirmed he will look through the video footage before responding to the FA charge.

“I am waiting to see the report and I’ll look at the video before I respond,” he added.

Relegation-threatened Ipswich, who are nine points adrift of safety in the Championship, host promotion chasing Derby on Wednesday evening.