After the pushing and shoving that kicked off as the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City came to an end, both sides have been handed a fine by the Football Association it was announced on Tuesday.
Hitting them where it doesn't hurt
Chelsea were fined £100,000 ($126,760, 119,290 euros) and City £35,000 for "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour". For two of the world's richest clubs, this is unlikely to cause too much concern although the importance of their brand reputation around the world will.
A shoving match ensued after City striker Sergio Aguero launched himself at David Luiz towards the end of Chelsea's 3-1 win at City on December 3. Aguero and his team-mate Fernandinho were sent off.
Fines and player bans
"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined £35,000 and £100,000 respectively after both admitted a breach of FA Rule E20(a)," the FA said in a statement.
Aguero was given a four-game ban for his foul on Luiz, while Fernandinho got a three-game suspension for shoving Cesc Fabregas over an advertising hoarding.
Chelsea's win was their eighth in a nine-game winning streak, while City tasted defeat at home for the first time under manager Pep Guardiola.
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