September 18, 2018 / 12:36 PM / a month ago

Derby manager Lampard fined after being sent off

(Reuters) - Derby County manager Frank Lampard was fined 2,000 pounds by the English Football Association on Tuesday after admitting to a misconduct charge.

Soccer Football - Championship - Rotherham United v Derby County - AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham, Britain - September 15, 2018 Derby County manager Frank Lampard remonstrates with the assistant referee before being shown a red card Action Images/Ed Sykes

The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his team’s 1-0 Championship defeat by Rotherham United on Saturday for leaving his technical area to argue with a match official.

“Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been fined 2,000 pounds after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” the FA said in a statement.

The 40-year-old Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England, took his first managerial role in May and has guided Derby to seventh place in the Championship after seven matches.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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