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Manchester United’s Anthony Martial escapes ‘kick’ punishment

Anthony Martial has escaped punishment for an alleged kick on Huddersfield’s Tommy Smith during Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, ESPN reports.

Martial appeared to kick out at the Huddersfield defender after he had caught him with a tackle by the touchline.

The incident was missed by referee Lee Mason, although both Martial and Smith were booked moments later after squaring up to each other following a different clash.


ESPN reports that the FA has reviewed footage of Martial’s apparent kick but decided it did not warrant further investigation or referral to the disciplinary panel.

Martial was substituted at half-time with Huddersfield 2-0 up thanks to goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre.


Meanwhile, UEFA has punished Basel after their fans set off flares during the Champions League clash with United at Old Trafford on Sept. 12.

The Swiss club have been fined €12,000.



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