London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to face any disciplinary action from the Football Association for pushing Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during a heated touchline bust-up in Sunday's EPL tie at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger (left) pushes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Pic/Getty Images
Wenger confronted Mourinho in the technical area after a foul from Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez midway through the first half, the Frenchman afterwards accepting he gave the Chelsea boss a "little" push, but which he defended.
The managers had to be separated at the time by fourth official Jon Moss, before they were called over by referee Martin Atkinson, who gave them both a stern dressing down and warned any further transgressions would see them sent to the stands.
Because the referee dealt with the matter as he saw it during the match, it is learnt that the FA is unlikely to open a disciplinary case, unless the officials' report highlights something extraordinary.
FA, however, are expected to write to both clubs following the delayed kick off by some 15 minutes after a flare was left off outside the entrance to the away supporters, which caused turnstiles to be closed so smoke could clear before allowing fans in. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0.