Devils to pay for mis­con­duct

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Manch­ester United have been fined £20,000 (RM110,000) for fail­ing to con­trol their play­ers in Monday’s FA Cup quar­ter-fi­nal de­feat at Chelsea, the Eng­land FA said on Fri­day.

Ref­eree Michael Oliver was sur­rounded by sev­eral United play­ers af­ter mid­fielder An­der Her­rera sent off for a sec­ond yel­low card 10 min­utes be­fore half­time af­ter two ill-judged tack­les on Chelsea for­ward Eden Haz­ard at Stam­ford Bridge.

United ad­mit­ted the charge and re­ceived the stan­dard fine.

“It (the charge) re­lates to a breach of FA Rule E20(a) for fail­ing to en­sure its play­ers con­ducted them­selves in an or­derly fash­ion in or around the 35th minute of their FA Cup quar­ter-fi­nal against Chelsea on Monday 13 March 2017,” the FA said.

United man­ager Jose Mour­inho, back at the club where he won seven ma­jor tro­phies, and Chelsea coach An­to­nio Conte had to be sep­a­rated af­ter an an­gry ex­change shortly af­ter the send­ing off.

Chelsea won 1-0 with a 51st minute goal from N’Golo Kante. Reuters

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