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Manchester United And Crystal Palace Charged By FA Over Brawl


The Football Association has filed complaints against Manchester United and Crystal Palace over the brawl that happened between the two teams in a Premier League game at Old Trafford last Saturday.

The incident that ended with a 2-1 victory for Manchester United started when Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp shoved Antony toward the sidelines in the 67th minute.

Tony Harrington, the video assistant referee, handed cautions to both players before Casemiro put his hands around Palace midfielder Will Hughes’ neck.

A pitchside review led to the Brazilian’s dismissal for violent behavior, and referee Andre Marriner immediately suspended him for three domestic games.

Over four days after the dramatic incident, the two teams were charged with letting their players out of their control during the Premier League match.

United also “failed to ensure its players refrained from violent behavior”, according to the FA charge.

A statement from the English FA issued on Thursday read: “Manchester United and Crystal Palace have been charged following a mass confrontation between their players in the 67th minute of the Premier League fixture on Saturday, 4 February 2023.

“It is alleged both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior.

“It is also alleged that Manchester United failed to ensure its players refrained from violent behavior.”

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By Monday, February 13th, the two clubs are required to respond to the charges from the FA.