Manchester United Fined After Feisty Chelsea FA Cup Clash

Updated: 18 March 2017 10:58 IST

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 to enter the semi-finals of the FA Cup and knock the defending champions out.

Manchester United Fined After Feisty Chelsea FA Cup Clash
Manchester United were the defending FA Cup champions before being knocked out. © AFP

More salt has been rub on to the wounds of Manchester United as the Old Trafford club have been fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $25,000) after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge of failing to control their players during Monday's fractious FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea. United, who saw their hold on the trophy ended with a 1-0 defeat by the Premier League leaders, were punished for several of their players surrounding referee Michael Oliver and arguing with him over the sending off of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera in the 35th minute.

Herrera was given his marching orders for a foul on Eden Hazard seconds after Oliver warned United captain Chris Smalling his patience had worn thin with continual fouls on Chelsea's Belgian playmaker.

"Manchester United have been fined £20,000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty," said an FA statement on Friday.

Herrera and United's leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the Premier League matches with struggling Middlesbrough on Sunday and against West Brom on April 1 because of suspension.

Ibrahimovic was banned after elbowing Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings in the head in a 1-1 league draw at Old Trafford.

(With inputs from AFP)

Topics : Manchester United Chelsea Football
Highlights
  • Manchester United lost to Chelsea 0-1 in the FA Cup
  • They were the the defending FA Cup champions
  • They are coached by Jose Mourinho
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