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Manchester City and Chelsea to be fined over brawl

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Manchester City and Chelsea to be fined over brawl

Manchester City and Chelsea are expected to be charged with improper misconduct for failing to control their players during their clash on Saturday.

Manchester City and Chelsea faced each other in an early kick off on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The scene erupted when Sergio Aguero lunged  a two-legged tackle on Chelsea’s David Luiz, and Aguero was given a straight red card.

Aguero will be banned for four games for the reckless challenge on Luiz. Aguero is not new to such suspension. In August, he served a three-match ban for a retrospective red card for a challenge on Weiston Reid of Westham.

Aguero will miss the fixtures against Leicester City, Watford, Arsenal and Hull City which will be a huge blow on Pep Guardiola’s side.

Fernandinho will also be banned after he received a red card for violent conduct against Cesc Fabregas on Saturday.  He was sent off for grabbing Fabregas by the throat and pushing him over the sideway advertising board. He reacted angrily to being slapped by Cesc Fabregas who received a yellow card for his role in the fracas.

Both clubs will face disciplinary actions for the disgraceful end to the clash on Saturday; they will be expecting heavy fines from the FA for the professional misconduct of their players which also involve both managers and their coaching staffs.

In a similar event last season, involving Chelsea and Tottenham, they were handed hefty fines after a mass brawl broke out between the players of the two clubs.

Guardiola refused to blame Aguero “we are going to accept the suspension and move on, Manchester City will keep improving on our performance” says the coach.

The FA is determined to curb violence and improper misconduct amidst players in the premier league by issuing strong sanctions against erring players and clubs.

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