Manchester United and Crystal Palace have been charged by the Football Association (FA) for failing to control their players over a mass brawl during Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford, according to The Athletic.
Several players from both sides engaged in a heated confrontation that ensued following a heavy tackle from Jeffrey Schlupp on Antony.
The incident resulted in United midfielder Casemiro being shown a red card for violent conduct after a VAR review pictured the Brazil international placing his hands around the neck of Palace midfielder Will Hughes.
Despite the former Real Madrid man receiving his first-ever sending-off, United saw off Patrick Vieira’s Eagles in a vital 2-1 win at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, the repercussions of the mass confrontation has now caught with them, and both sides will have to pay a fine for failing to ‘ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’.
The FA’s statement 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, February 4.
“It’s alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour, and it’s also alleged that Manchester United failed to ensure its players refrained from violent behaviour.”
“Manchester United and Crystal Palace FC have until Monday, February 13, to respond.”
Having been ruled out of United’s next three games, Casemiro missed the home game against Leeds United, where Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho rescued a point for the hosts in a dramatic 2-2 draw.
Both sides will face off again over the weekend, with leaderless Leeds looking to stun Erik ten Hag’s side at the second time asking.
Casemiro will also be suspended for the reverse fixture and the home clash with Leicester City but will return in time for the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United at the end of the month.
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