RVP escapes FA punishment

Oct 09, 2012, 08:48 IST | PA Sport

RVP escapes FA punishment

Manchester United forward Robin van Persie will not face retrospective action from the Football Association over an apparent elbow to the face of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye in Sunday’s Premier League match.

Robin van Persie

Press Association Sport understands that match referee Howard Webb did not see the incident during the game, but on reviewing television evidence he did not deem it worthy of a sending-off offence.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew felt the incident warranted further investigation, saying: “He has looked at Yohan and he has elbowed him, and I think that perhaps needs to be looked at.”

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