Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will not face any disciplinary action over an incident with Norwich City’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel during City’s 0-0 draw at Carrow Road in which the Ivorian appeared to aim a kick at the Dutch striker which went without punishment.
Toure could have faced a three match ban for violent conduct if he was charged but a Football association panel of three ex-referees could not unanimously agree that there had been intent to injure shown by the City midfielder and therefore City were spared a further blow to their domestic trophy hopes.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had earlier waded into the debate by claiming the Ivorian should be banned, claiming: “If he is not suspended the message is clear: you can do what you want.
“If the FA defends football he has to be suspended.”
Van Wolfswinkel seemed to prefer to put the incident behind him when he tweeted about it tonight:
“Good to see Toure no getting suspended. Players like him belong on the pitch! What happens at Carrow Road stays at Carrow Road.
“Things happen on the pitch. But we all enjoy watching him play. So get on with it and enjoy the football. That’s what it’s all about.” he added.