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The English Football Association have charged Manchester City and Chelsea for failing to control their players during Saturday's English Premier League clash at the Etihad on Saturday.


The charge was confirmed on the FA's official website on Monday evening.

Trouble broke out between both sets of players following a dangerous tackle by Sergio Aguero on Chelsea defender David Luiz.

After much pushing and shoving, the referee sent off Aguero and Fernandinho.

A statement in the FA's website reads: "Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

"It follows an incident in the 95th minute of the game on Saturday 3 December.

"Both clubs have until 6pm on 8 December 2016 to respond to the charge."

And following the off the ball incident involving Cesc Fabregas and Fernandinho, the FA wrote:" Meanwhile Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas will not face any further action in relation to an incident involving City’s Fernandinho.

"Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.

"Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence."

For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.

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