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Sunderland confirm fine over Ji error

4 April 2014 08:24

Sunderland have confirmed that they were fined after fielding ineligible player Ji Dong-Won in the Premier League this season.

Ji, 22, made five league appearances in 2013-14 before leaving for Augsburg in January, the striker eventually joining Borussia Dortmund one day later.

The Premier League strugglers – who are second from the bottom – claimed an administrative error led to the blunder.

And Sunderland officials have been left red-faced after being handed a fine for the incident.

"There was an administrative issue regarding the registration of the player," said a club statement released to ITV.

"The club was fined by the Premier League and the matter was dealt with at the time."

Ji also played in the League Cup, a tournament that Sunderland went on to reach the final in, and they also paid a fine to the Football League for his involvement in a tie with MK Dons.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
7 April 2014
Game week
33
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
5 - 1
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
34410

Goals

0 - 1
E. Adebayor 28'
(assist by C. Eriksen) 
1 - 1
H. Kane 59'
(assist by C. Eriksen) 
2 - 1
C. Eriksen 78'
(assist by N. Chadli) 
3 - 1
4 - 1
G. Sigurðsson 90'+2
(assist by Y. Kaboul) 
5 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
22 90+2'
17
51
24
30
35
42

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Thursday 19 January

23:54
23:50
23:32
23:09
23:00
22:44
22:27
22:12
21:55
21:26
21:13
20:19
19:20
18:57
18:46
18:15
17:09
16:51
16:49
16:30
16:19
16:01
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10:24
09:30
06:41
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03:46
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23:30
23:19
22:43
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22:07
21:14
20:26
19:35
19:14
18:54
18:31
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18:12
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10:17
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06:30
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 21 +30 52
2 21 +29 45
3 21 +25 45
4 21 +26 44
5 21 +15 42
6 21 +12 40
7 21 +9 33
8 21 +0 29
9 21 -6 27
10 21 -8 26
11 21 -7 25
12 21 -9 25
13 21 -7 24
14 21 -13 23
15 21 -10 21
16 21 -5 20
17 21 -10 16
18 21 -25 16
19 21 -20 15
20 21 -26 15

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