Monday, 21 September 2015

English FA takes retrospective action against Diego Costa, Gabriel

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged by the Football Association for “an alleged act of violent conduct” during Saturday’s win over Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was involved in a spat with Gunners defender Gabriel, which saw the defender sent off for kicking out at the Spain international.

Costa continued his physical approach and was perhaps fortunate to remain on the pitch following further clashes with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Laurent Koscielny.
However, he now faces retrospective punishment for his altercation with Koscielny, which saw him strike the centre-back in the face, and has until 6pm on September 22 to reply.
Arsenal defender Gabriel – who was sent off for kicking out at Costa – has also been charged with improper conduct while team-mate Santi Cazorla has been warned following his red card.
Both clubs have been charged for failing to control their players under FA rule E20.

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