Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is in the clear over his ugly tackle on Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

The FA confirmed Cole would not face further action for his shin-high tackle on Hernandez.

Cole was booked for clattering into Hernandez as the striker shot wide in Manchester United's 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Chelsea yesterday.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Cole should have been sent off, with the tackle the type of offence for which a red card is often shown.

Under FIFA rules, Cole cannot be punished retrospectively because the officials took action to deal with the incident at the time.

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