Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing
to control their players during Saturday's Premier League match, the FA said on
City striker Sergio Aguero's reckless tackle on Chelsea
defender David Luiz in stoppage time sparked a melee at the Etihad Stadium,
with players and coaching staff from both teams involved in ugly scenes.
City's Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off and will serve
four and three-game bans respectively.
"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," the FA said in a statement.
Leaders Chelsea won the match 3-1 to move four points clear
of fourth-placed City.
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Later on Monday, West Bromwich Albion and Watford were also
charged for failing to control their players in Saturday's league game at the
Hawthorns, which the hosts won 3-1.
In the 84th minute, Watford's Roberto Pereyra was sent off
after reacting angrily to James McClean's challenge, resulting in a touchline
clash involving both sets of players.
All the clubs charged by the FA have until 1800 GMT on
December 8 to respond.For
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