City and Blues fined for rumble

The ill-tempered ending to Chelsea's 3-1 win at Manchester City earlier this month has resulted in the Football Association fining both Premier League clubs.

Sergio Aguero sparked a mass brawl with his dangerous challenge on Blues defender David Luis, which saw the City striker and Fernandinho both sent off – the Brazilian was dismissed for shoving Cesc Fabregas over the advertising hoardings.

Gary Cahill's own-goal on the stroke of half-time had given Pep Guardiola's side the lead, but Antonio Conte's league leaders battled back after the break to score three times through Diego Costa (60'), Willian (70') and Eden Hazard (90') before the ugly scenes in stoppage time.

FA charges subsequently followed which was accepted by the two teams, who were punished on Tuesday for failing to control their players at the Etihad Stadium.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined £35,000 and £100,000 respectively after both admitted a breach of FA Rule E20(a)," read a statement from English football's governing body. 

"The two clubs were charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

"It followed an incident in the 95th minute of their game on Saturday 3 December 2016."

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