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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will face no action despite scratching Jan Vertonghen's face
3:51pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will face no further action from the Football Association over scratching Jan Vertonghen's face in Saturday's London derby.
The incident took place in Spurs' 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane where Torres appeared to scratch the centre-back following a collision between the two players.
The Spanish forward was dismissed later in the contest after receiving two yellow cards and will only serve a one-match ban.
The FA statement read: "The FA will take no action against Chelsea’s Fernando Torres in relation to an incident involving Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen which occurred in the 50th minute of their match on Saturday 28 September 2013.
"One of the match officials saw the coming together of the two players, albeit not in its entirety.
"In these particular circumstances, in line with The FA’s policy on when retrospective action may be taken, reviewed this summer by the game’s stakeholders (the Premier League, the Football League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, the League Managers’ Association, Professional Game Match Officials Limited and the National Game), no action may be taken."
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