20 Mar 2013

No action to be taken against McManaman

10:00 am on 20 March 2013

The Wigan forward Callum McManaman has escaped retrospective action from England's Football Association over his challenge on Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara on Monday.

Haidara was taken off on a stretcher in Wigan's 2-1 win, but the FA cannot take "retrospective action" as an official saw the incident take place.

The governing body says it does not wish to "re-referee" matches.

Newcastle will contact the FA and the Premier League to ask for a change in the way such matters are handled.