Manchester City and Wigan Athletic have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players following Fabian Delph’s red card last night.
In addition, both clubs have been asked to provide their observations following the crowd trouble at the end of the game and have until Monday 26 February 2018 to respond.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) February 20, 2018
No action has been taken against Sergio Aguero, as revealed earlier, or Pep Guardiola and any of his coaching staff following their fracas with Wigan staff at half-time.
Referee Anthony Taylor didn’t help matters after he pulled out a yellow card and wrote Delph’s name on it, before, under pressure from Wigan players and staff, he appeared to change his mind and brandish a red card to Delph.
This led to irate City players protesting and the dispute spreading into the tunnel at half-time, with Pep Guardiola and his Wigan counterpart Paul Cook having words.
The FA has now charged both clubs with failing to control their players and staff, but there will be no individual action against Guardiola.
And Aguero, who is considering legal action after being spat on and verbally abused by a Wigan fan, also escapes punishment after a melee during the post-match pitch invasion.