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Chelsea coach fined by FA over Mourinho touchline row

Wednesday, 2018-10-31 06:58:45
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Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni celebrates their second goal in front of the Manchester United bench. (Reuters)
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Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni was fined £6,000 (US$7,600) by the Football Association on Tuesday (Oct 30) for his exuberant celebrations in front of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after a 96th-minute equaliser secured the Londoners a 2-2 Premier League draw with Manchester United.

* Gelson Martins netted his first goal for Atletico Madrid to help Diego Simeone's side scrape a 1-0 win at fourth-tier Sant Andreu on Tuesday in a Copa del Rey round of 32 first-leg match.

* Champions Bayern Munich were made to work hard before edging amateurs SV Roedinghausen 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the German Cup third round.

* Bournemouth moved into the League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Norwich, while Nigel Clough's Burton earned a surprise 3-2 victory over his old club Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (Oct 30).

* FIFA handed a life ban from all football activities to former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi for various violations of their ethics code, including bribery and corruption.

* Top seed Daria Kasatkina survived a scare on Tuesday to claim victory over crowd favourite Wang Qiang in a thrilling contest at the WTA Elite Trophy in China, taking the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.

* Swedish Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will switch to the U.S. IndyCar series in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) while continuing as a reserve for Sauber, SPM announced on Tuesday.

* Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is expected to be sidelined for a month with a thigh injury he sustained in the humiliating 5-1 Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Sunday.

* 22-year-old Dele Alli has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new six-year contract until 2024, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Alli has established himself as a goalscoring midfielder, bagging 48 goals in 153 appearances for the London club.

* Former Leicester City managers Claudio Ranieri and Nigel Pearson joined the voices of condolence for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday night.

* Cricket Australia chairman David Peever faced growing calls to quit on Tuesday (Oct 30) after a damning review slammed the body's conduct leading up to a major ball-tampering scandal.

Reuters, CNA