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Carlo Ancelotti escapes Chelsea ban but hit with FA fine

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Carlo Ancelotti will be in the dugout at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after escaping a ban following his red card against Manchester United.

The Toffees boss confronted referee Chris Kavanagh after his side controversially saw a goal ruled out for offside against Manchester United.

The Italian has accepted an FA charge of improper conduct for his behaviour on March 1 and has been fined £8,000.

FA statement read:

“Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 for a breach of FA Rule E3 during the Premier League fixture against Manchester United FC on Sunday 1 March 2020.

“The Everton FC manager admitted that his language and/or behaviour on the field of play at the end of the fixture amounted to improper conduct and also accepted the standard penalty.”

Ancelotti, speaking after the incident, stated:

“I asked for an explanation after the game. There was a misunderstanding on the pitch and he sent me off. After that I spoke with him calmly in the dressing room. I want to keep our conversation private and now he will make a report for the FA and we will see.”

Everton are back to action on Sunday as they are set to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Source- Evening Standard

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