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Sir Alex Ferguson Escapes Any FA Disciplinary Action

December 27th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not face any FA disciplinary action after his arguments with referee Mike Dean and his lineman during the Newcastle match. Ferguson was upset by Dean's decision to award Newcastle an own goal after Papiss Demba Cisse was ruled offside by linesman Jake Collin.

'Manchester - Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Crawley Town' photo (c) 2011, Andrea Sartorati - license:

United wold eventually go on to win the game against Newcastle at Old Trafford but the Magpie's second goal caused Ferguson to go into a rage, believing Cisse was originally and correctly ruled offside and that the decision should have stood because Cisse interfered with United defender Jonny Evans. Ferguson began to complain forcefully to the fourth official and then was seen arguing with Dean when the two sides emerged from the dressing room for the second half. 

The FA have confirmed on Thursday that Ferguson will not be met with any charges from them as Dean did not include any complaints against the Scot in his post match report. Dean also did not send Ferguson off for his complaining about the decision. Despite Ferguson's fury at Dean over the incident, the Premier League has clarified and defended Dean's decision by stating that Cisse did not interfere with the play and did not interfere with Evans who put the ball into the back of his own net. 

Tags: FA, Manchester, Manchester United, Mike Dean, Newcastle, Papiss Demba Cisse, Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer

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