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FA to investigate Gary Neville's one-fingered gesture

Gary Neville appears to give a one-fingered gesture to Carlos Tevez
Neville has been previously warned about his behaviour by the FA

The Football Association will look into Gary Neville's apparent one-fingered gesture that took place in Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Manchester City.

The United substitute was warming up on the touchline when City's Carlos Tevez celebrated scoring a penalty that made it 1-1 in the Carling Cup semi-final.

Cameras caught defender Neville appearing to make a gesture in return.

The FA confirmed it will scrutinise the first-leg footage before deciding whether any further action is required.

In September, Neville was cautioned about his future conduct following United's dramatic 4-3 derby win in the Premier League when he ran towards City fans to celebrate Michael Owen's injury-time winner at Old Trafford.

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The England defender received a £5,000 FA fine and was warned over his future conduct in 2006 because he celebrated in front of Liverpool's fans after United secured a late winner over their rivals.

Argentine Tevez joined City in July 2009 following an extended, two-season loan deal with United, with whom he won two Premier League titles and the Champions League.

His move to bitter rivals City angered United fans as Tevez was a firm favourite with Old Trafford supporters.



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see also
Man City 2-1 Man Utd
19 Jan 10 |  League Cup
Tevez revels in win over Man Utd
20 Jan 10 |  League Cup
Neville wades into referee debate
15 Nov 09 |  Man Utd
Ferguson backs Neville dismissal
28 Oct 09 |  Man Utd
Bellamy and Neville warned by FA
22 Sep 09 |  Premier League


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