Manchester City and Chelsea charged by the FA after fracas

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MANCHESTER City and Chelsea have been charged by the Football Association with failure to control their players during Saturday’s match at the Etihad Stadium.

Antonio Conte’s team ran out 3-1 winners, however the game was marred by a late melee involving players from both teams after an ugly challenge from Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Chelsea’s Brazilian centre-back David Luiz.

City midfielder Fernandinho was amongst those involved and received a red card for his actions, however Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, another protagonist, will receive no punishment.

Fernandinho received a three match ban while Aguero, who already saw red retrospectively earlier this season after an elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid, was given a four match suspension.

The two teams have until 6pm on December 8 to respond to the charge.

The full statement is available on the FA website at http://www.thefa.com/news/2016/dec/05/manchester-city-chelsea-051216

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