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Premier League: Leicester manager Nigel Pearson not charged by FA over McArthur grab

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson will not face any charges from the FA over his altercation with Crystal Palace player James McArthur.

The incident occured during the sides' clash at the weekend, which Palace won 1-0, as McArthur slid into Pearson after attempting to tackle Marc Albrighton. 

It seemed at first that both men had found the funny side of the clash, with Pearson appearing to jokingly grab the player round the throat. However, when they were back to their feet Pearson grabbed McArthur's shirt and would not let him return to the pitch.

Pearson said after the match that he stopped the player because he said something to him, but refused to divulge what it was.

He also had deal with speculation about his future after strong rumours in the media on Sunday evening suggested he had been sacked, something the club have denied.

Match officials at the King Power Stadium at the weekend noted the incident but after the FA consulted with them, the governing body decided that he would not face any further action, but has been sent a letter reminding him of his duties as a manager.

Leicester take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday evening hoping to arrest their form of three straight defeats.

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