Earlier in the day, we reported that The FA decided not to punish Sir Alex Ferguson for accosting referee Mike Dean and the assistant referees at the beginning of the second half of the Boxing Day match at Old Trafford. Referee Mike Dean didn’t note any misconduct in his post-match report, so The FA decided not to take any action.
However, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew came out today and said that he thought Ferguson should have received a red card. And in further news that will rile many supporters in the Premier League, word is that Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp may be punished by The FA for seemingly less controversial incidents (Mancini said that a referee had too much to eat at Christmas, while Redknapp said that the referee in his match should go to a store to buy some new spectacles).
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Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Pardew: Ferguson should have seen red for accosting officials — The Guardian
- Radamel Falcao to snub Chelsea and Man City as he hints he will continue in Spain — Telegraph
- Alan Pardew anxious to tie up Ba’s future at Newcastle — The Guardian
- DirecTV to raise prises by 4.5% due to higher programming costs — Venture Beat
- Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp face FA censure for referee spats — The Guardian
- Chelsea add Leighton Baines to shopping list for January — The Independent
- Brian McBride’s bar at Craven Cottage. A visit to Fulham FC — The Denim Kit
- Premier League at the halfway stage – in numbers — The Guardian
- Man United send £7.4m forward Bebe out on loan to Portuguese club Rio Ave — BBC Sport
- Everton and West Ham see red cards for Darron Gibson & Carlton Cole rescinded — Telegraph
- Man City lose Toure brothers as Ivory Coast squad announced for Africa Cup of Nations — The Mail
- Swansea City without leading goalscorer Michu for Fulham trip — The Guardian
- Five perfect La Liga targets for the Premier League — Life’s A Pitch
- Dubious Goals Panel rulings (Nov-Dec 2012) — Premier League
- Nottingham Forest take a gamble on Alex McLeish’s style of play — The Guardian
- Puma ads (Manchester United), circa 1978 — The Football Attic
- Andres Iniesta hopes Chelsea interest in David Villa comes to nothing — The Guardian
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