19 Feb 2010

Wolves fined for fielding under-strength team

12:44 pm on 19 February 2010

The English premier league football club Wolverhampton Wanderers have been given a suspended 55-thousand dollar fine for fielding a weakened team against Manchester United last December.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy made 10 changes to the team that had beaten Tottenham Hotspur three days earlier and, after a 3-0 loss at Old Trafford, recalled nine of them for the next game against Burnley, which they won 2-0.

Wolves were surprised to be charged, and their chief executive Jez Moxey says the ruling could lead to a wider discussion regarding the issue of squad rotation.