United’s Ferdinand escapes FA action

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will not face action over a tussle with Chelsea’s Fernando Torres in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

Ferdinand appeared to trip the striker before pushing him in the back during the closing stages of the clash at Old Trafford.

But having reviewed video footage of the incident, the Football Association has decided not to take the matter further.

United let a two-goal lead slip as second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Ramires earned Chelsea a replay at Stamford Bridge.