Black Cats fined by FA

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Sunderland have been handed a £30,000 fine by the Football Association after a misconduct charge was found to be proven.

The charge related to the conduct of the Sunderland players towards referee Phil Dowd during the 3-3 draw at Manchester City on March 31.

The Staffordshire official awarded a controversial penalty in the 43rd minute after adjudging Craig Gardner had fouled City striker Edin Dzeko in the area.

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