Stoke defender Whelan avoids FA action over tackle

Stoke's Glenn Whelan will not face any retrospective action over his two-footed tackle on Manchester City's Javi Garcia during Saturday's FA Cup tie, reports BBC Sport.

Stoke's Glenn Whelan will not face any retrospective action over his two-footed tackle on Manchester City's Javi Garcia during Saturday's FA Cup tie, reports BBC Sport.

Referee Howard Webb took no action during the fourth round match which City won 1-0.

The Football Association can only take retrospective action if the incident was not seen by the match officials.

The incident occurred in the second half when Whelan appeared to jump two-footed into a tackle with the City midfielder. Webb was less than 10 yards away but chose only to award a free-kick.

 

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