Blades & Royals Fined By FA

Last updated : 20 April 2007 By @blades_mad1889

Royals coach Wally Downes was fined £2,000 and handed a one match touchline ban after he admitted improper conduct.

The same fixture at the Madejski Stadium saw Sheffield United winger Keith Gillespie sent off after he elbowed Stephen Hunt.

Following the Gillespie and Hunt incident caused a Malay in the dugout; Downes was seen to confront Neil Warnock, after a seemingly kicking gesture was made, sparking a brief encounter with all backroom staff at both the Blades and Reading

Warnock said after the incident that his gesture was made to inform referee Mark Halsey that a tackle on Chris Armstrong by Steve Sidwell was the worst he had seen in the game.