Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted an FA improper conduct charge and will serve a one-match touchline ban when his team play at Tottenham Hotspur in a League Cup tie on Tuesday.
The 60-year-old Frenchman accepted the standard sanction of a one match ban and an 8,000 pounds ($12,500) fine, the FA said in a statement on their website (www.thefa.com) on Tuesday.
"The ban will be served with immediate effect,” the statement confirmed.
Wenger was cited after reacting angrily when Sunderland striker Darren Bent scored in the fifth minute of additional time to force a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. The fourth official’s display board had indicated a minimum of four minutes additional time would be played.
Wenger angrily remonstrated with match officials, furious over the time added on by referee Phil Dowd.
Fabregas out for three weeks
London: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will be out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.
The Spanish midfielder, who has been in good form in recent weeks, picked up the injury shortly after scoring in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland and was quickly substituted.
Arsenal is presently unbeaten this season and second in the league behind champions Chelsea after five matches.
Churchill, Chirag win Federation Cup ties
Vasco, Goa: A second half brace by Odafe Okolie helped Churchill Brothers to a convincing 4-0 win over Viva Kerala in their Federation Cup quarter-final league match at the Tilak Maidan here today.
Churchill opened its account through a controversial goal in the 39th minute by Koko Sakibo. Okolie scored in the 57th and 65th minute and Rouhollah Samieinia put the match beyond Viva Kerala.
Meanwhile, Kolkata's Chirag United scored a hard fought 1-0 victory over a fighting Sesa Football Academy in the other quarter-finals league match.
The young Goan outfit, who came through the qualifiers beating Vasco Sports Club and Sporting clube de Goa, gave a good account of themselves. They matched their fancy Kolkata outfit and dictated terms, especially in the second half.
Chirag scored through Denson Devdas in the first-half.