Milkgate Row: City And United Escape Punishment

Premier League leaders Manchester City and city rivals, Manchester United, have both escaped any form of punishment over the Milkgate Row that marred their Manchester Derby clash in the league earlier this month.

According to the English Football Association (FA), the two Manchester clubs will face no further action over the incident.

The Milkgate Row was prompted by what United viewed as excessive celebrations following Manchester City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford on December 10.

The result was really significant as it took Manchester City 11 points clear of their rivals and closest challengers for the league title.

During the row, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him while City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut head.

The FA revealed that it considered evidence from “clubs and independent eyewitnesses”.

The aforementioned Mourinho will also not face any form of action from the FA over his pre-match comments about match officials however he was warned that any further public comments about referees may lead to disciplinary action against him.