FA issues fine to Manchester United, Crystal Palace for ‘mass confrontation’ after tackle on Antony, Casemiro grabs Will Huges’ throat

FA charged Manchester United and Crystal Palace over their excessive aggression followed by a ‘mass confrontation’ during the Premier League Round of 22 clashes at the Theatre of dream in Old Trafford.

The incident took place in the 67th minute of the game as Jeffrey Schulpp pushed Antony away from the field which led the conflict between two sets of players.

Casemiro was shown a straight red card after the Brazilian shoved Crystal Palace’s Will Hughes after grabbing on the throat and the referee issued yellow cards for both Antony and Jeffrey Schulpp.

The two teams confront each other during the fight and at one stage it looked like led to a fight, things remain in control after intervention from senior players from both sides.

However, FA has no mercy to the clubs as they issued fines for both Manchester United and Crystal Palace while giving a warning as no such incidents are going to be allowed.

“It is alleged both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior,” the FA said in a statement on Thursday.

“It is also alleged that Manchester United failed to ensure its players refrained from violent behavior and thus both clubs will face penalties.” It further added.

Manchester United are now firmly back in title contention after Erik Ten Hag’s side is back to winning fashion and secured their place among the top 3 in the points table.

However, Casemiro serving a three-match ban is not ideal for the Red Devils as the former Real Madrid tank is inevitable to their success and heart of the midfield.

Man United will visit the Elland Road to face the managerless Leeds United on February 12 while Erik Ten Hag will be hoping to bag all three points and keep putting pressure on Arsenal.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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