Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:03
Sunderland have been fined £20,000 by the FA for their part in the battle with Newcastle United two weeks ago.
Arch rivals Newcastle have been hit with a £40,000 fine as it is the second time they have been found guilty of a similar offence and both clubs have been warned about their future conduct.
The melee was sparked following a challenge by Sunderland's James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson who took exception to.
Simpson reacted angrily to McClean's challenge, sparking a melee in which every player apart from Black Cats keeper Simon Mignolet was involved to some degree.
An FA statement said: "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 March 4, 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."
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