Leeds charged with failing to control players following late incident at Chelsea

United players reacted furiously after Chelsea were awarded a penalty in the Blues’ 3-2 win.
Leeds’ clash with Chelsea ended amid stormy scenes (Adam Davy/PA)

Leeds’ clash with Chelsea ended amid stormy scenes (Adam Davy/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Leeds have been charged with failing to control their players following an injury-time incident in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.

Leeds players reacted furiously when referee Chris Kavanagh awarded a late spot-kick after Mateusz Klich brought down Antonio Rudiger in the box.

The FA said in a statement: “Leeds United FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 after its Premier League match against Chelsea FC on Saturday.

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“It is alleged that Leeds United FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion when they surrounded the match referee in the 93rd minute.”

Leeds, who face Manchester City on Tuesday night, had five players booked in the fixture, which ended in a further, heated exchange between Rudiger and a number of Leeds players.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have the worst disciplinary record in the top flight with seven players heading towards the busy festive programme one more booking away from suspension.

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