Nottingham Forest and Derby County players at full-time (Credit: Ritchie Sumpter)

Nottingham Forest and Derby County have been charged with breaches of FA rules after players clashed in the East Midlands Derby.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Brennan Johnson gave the Reds the lead before Tom Lawrence’s penalty set-up a nervy conclusion at the City Ground.

The Reds have been dealt a charge by the Football Association, however, after an incident involving players from both sides towards the end of the fixture.

Derby County midfielder Ravel Morrison was shown a straight red card deep into stoppage time for a heavy tackle on Philip Zinckernagel.

It resulted in a fracas between players as tensions boiled over after a hectic 90 minutes, another skirmish took place after referee Tim Robinson blew for full-time.

A statement by the FA said: “Nottingham Forest FC and Derby County FC have been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 following their EFL Championship match on Saturday 22 January 2022.

“It is alleged that the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in both the 96th minute and following the final whistle.

“Nottingham Forest FC and Derby County FC have until Monday 31 January 2022 to provide their respective responses.”

Morrison faces three matches on the sidelines due to the tackle, but Rams boss Wayne Rooney contested whether it was worthy of a suspension.

“I have not seen it back, and I might be proven wrong, I don’t think it was a red card,” Rooney said after the 2-1 defeat.

“I thought the referee, and I spoke to him at the end, calmly, I thought the game management from the referee was not good.

“I think he allowed them [Forest] to take too long on the free kicks they were getting towards the end and ultimately it killed the game off.”