Premier League: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is not expected to face any charges from the FA over his scuffle with James McArthur

Nigel Pearson, manager of Leicester City exchanges words with James McArthur of Crystal Palace
Image: Nigel Pearson, manager of Leicester City exchanges words with James McArthur

Nigel Pearson has escaped punishment for the incident with Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur last weekend, Sky Sports understands.

The Leicester boss has been reportedly contacted by the FA and reminded of his responsibilities but will face no further action over the incident.

Pearson clashed with McArthur on the touchline during the 1-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

McArthur accidently knocked over the Foxes boss before the pair exchanged words in a jovial manner.

However, the mood appeared to change when Pearson put his hands on the Scot's throat before preventing him from returning to the pitch by grabbing hold of his shirt.

In the fall-out from the fracas, widespread reports claimed Pearson had been sacked before the club belatedly issued a statement on Sunday evening insisting he was still in charge.

Pearson attempted to play down the incident during a tense press conference on Monday but instead sparked a war of words with Leicester legend Gary Lineker.

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