Chelsea, Clubs, English Premier League, Manchester United, Story


Relive the top stops from Week 10 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, including a pair of saves from Joe Hart against Chelsea.
Gianfranco Zola talks about Eden Hazard’s injury progress, Frank Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge and more ahead of the Carabao Cup fixture.
Derby manager Frank Lampard jokes about the prospect of Eden Hazard missing out on Derby’s visit to Chelsea.

LONDON — Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association for celebrating in front of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after admitting a charge of improper conduct.

Ianni sparked ugly scenes around the Stamford Bridge tunnel in the final seconds of the entertaining 2-2 draw between the two clubs earlier this month when he appeared to goad Mourinho following Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equaliser.

The United boss had to be restrained by stewards as he attempted to charge after Ianni and was formally reminded of his responsibilities by the FA.

But the role of Maurizio Sarri’s assistant in provoking the situation was deemed by the FA to merit a charge of improper conduct.

Speaking a few days after the game, Sarri hinted that Ianni would accept any FA punishment and confirmed that he will give his assistant another chance.

“He said sorry immediately and it was really very important I think that he realised he was wrong,” Sarri said.

“And so I think that I want to give him another opportunity. Because I know very well the man, I know very well that he was really sorry and he realised the mistake.

“Everybody I think can make a mistake. But you need to learn from the mistake. And so I think he will be able to do this. I know very well the man, so I am sure.”

Despite Ianni’s actions, Mourinho said immediately after the game that he had accepted Chelsea’s apology.

“I am not annoyed with anything,” Mourinho said. “What happened with Sarri’s assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

“The assistant has already come to me and apologised. I told him to forget it. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career.”



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 – News – Libertadores final delicately poised after Superclásico thriller
Paul Pogbas future seems far from sure at Man United but where else could he go
Dortmund must use momentum of win over Bayern to lift title, before their rivals reload
Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021
Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck suffered ‘significant’ ankle injury against Sporting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *