Manchester United and Palace fined £55,000 following on-pitch melee

Manchester United and Crystal Palace fined £55,000 for failure to control their players after heated on-pitch melee that saw Casemiro sent off in 2-1 win for Erik ten Hag’s side – but the Eagles REFUSE to accept the charges

  • Man United won the game thanks to Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford 
  • The melee was sparked after Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp barged United star Antony
  • Club legend Roy Keane praises Fernandes and Casemiro for on-pitch argument 

Manchester United and Crystal Palace have each been fined £55,000 for failing to control their players in the Premier League game at Old Trafford in early February.

United midfielder Casemiro was sent off after a VAR review of a mass melee, sparked in the second half when Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp barged United winger Antony into touch.

Both Schlupp and Antony were booked, while Casemiro was shown a straight red card for grabbing Palace midfielder Will Hughes round the neck. 

United accepted the charge, which was denied by Palace.

An FA spokesperson said in a statement released on Twitter: ‘Manchester United and Crystal Palace have both been fined £55,000 for a mass confrontation between their players in the 67th minute of the Premier League match on February 4.

Manchester Untied star Casemiro was shown a red card after a VAR review for his role in the melee

The melee was ignited after Jeffrey Schlupp barged Red Devils star Antony in the 67th minute

‘Manchester United and Crystal Palace respectively accepted and denied that they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from provocative behaviour.

‘An Independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found the charge against Crystal Palace proven and imposed both the clubs’ fines.’

United won the game 2-1 after Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty and Marcus Rashford’s close-range finish. 

Schlupp reduced the deficit soon after the flare-up, but Palace could not force an equaliser.

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