Reds duo escape FA action
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Sissoko will not face any action from the FA.Liverpool duo Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Sissoko will not face any action from the Football Association following their controversial clashes during the draw with Bolton.
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce was furious at tackles made by the two players in the 2-2 draw at The Reebok Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday.
Gerrard appeared to stamp on Bolton skipper Kevin Nolan in the chest, while Sissoko looked as if he stamped on El Hadji Diouf in the first half of the game.
Referee Mark Clattenburg let both players escape action during the game and he has now confirmed in his match report that he saw both clashes and sees no need to take any further action.
Under Fifa rules, The FA cannot take retrospective action against players using video evidence if the match official witnessed the incident at the time.
An FA spokesman said: "Referee Mark Clattenburg has confirmed to us that he saw both incidents during the game."
West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker also has no case to answer following his controversial tackle on Chelsea's Michael Essien.
Essien was stretchered off following the tackle in Monday's 3-1 defeat and the challenge infuriated Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
However, the FA insist Reo-Coker will not face any action for the tackle.