Bernardo Silva faces no FA action after suspicions of simulation in Man City win over Burnley
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 23/10/17 5:39pm
Bernardo Silva will not face any further action from the FA after they examined video footage of potential simulation in Manchester City's win over Burnley.
The Portugal forward was suspected of deceiving referee Roger East for the penalty that made it 1-0 at the Etihad, which was converted by Sergio Aguero to equal the club's all-time goal-scoring record.
Replays showed there was minimal contact from Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as Silva went to ground, but the 23-year-old insisted he was touched.
Under new rules introduced in May, the FA reviews potential acts of simulation where there is a clear case to answer, but they have spared Silva of a potential two-match suspension.
Carlisle's Shaun Miller last week became the first player to be found guilty of simulation since the FA brought in new laws in May. He received the statutory two-game ban.
Silva, who signed for Pep Guardiola in a £43.5m deal from Monaco in the summer, has made 12 appearances and scored once for his new club so far this term.