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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 December, 2004, 12:52 GMT
No FA action over Van Persie row
Van Persie and Richardson were booked over the clash
The Football Association will take no action against Arsenal's Robin van Persie after his clash with Manchester United midfielder Kieran Richardson.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson accused Van Persie of elbowing Richardson in his side's Carling Cup victory.

"He was lucky to stay on. The FA will have to take a look at that," he said.

But the FA said it had "reviewed the actions of all the players involved and is satisfied that no further disciplinary action is required".

I considered bringing Van Persie off because he was involved in some heated moments
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he feared Van Persie could have been sent off.

"I did fear it was going to be worse than a yellow card, it could have been," he said.

"Robin shows great potential but he has to learn to keep his nerves under control and not get over-excited.

"I considered bringing him off because he was involved in some heated moments."





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