By CALEB SONNELAND
Manchester United rolled to a convincing 3-1 victory of Chelsea over the weekend, solidifying its hold on first place in the English Premier League, but it wasn't all good news for the winners as striking sensation Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was forced out of the game after he suffered a tough challenge from Chelsea's Ashley Cole in front of goal.
Sir Alex Ferguson described the tackle as "shocking" and "over the edge," also citing that he couldn't understand why a penalty wasn't giving, as Cole received a yellow card for the challenge inside the area.
However, Cole will not face any disciplinary action, the British FA has confirmed. Under the new FIFA rules, Cole cannot be disciplined retrospectively as the game's referees dealt with the incident at the time. Because of this, the Chelsea defender is in the clear.
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MANCINI FRUSTRATED WITH SQUAD DEPTH
Despite nearly two years of plentiful spending in the Manchester City hot seat, manager Roberto Mancini claims that squad depth is an issue for him following the team's 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday.
Mancini believes that the injuries to James Milner and Nigel de Jong significantly limits his options in midfield and claims that he can "only change fullbacks."
The draw against Fulham was clearly a frustration for Mancini and asserted that the goals City conceded were "stupid."
Despite a brace from Sergio Aguero, the Blues couldn't hang on to the lead and Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy levelled terms in the second half.
NEYMAR COOLS TALK ON MADRID DEAL
Often the subject of transfer speculation, Brazilian striker Neymar has reiterated his stance that he wishes to stay at Santos, despite rumours that the player underwent a secret medical with Real Madrid in Sao Paolo on Friday.
Both Neymar and his agent have publicly asserted that the striker does not wish to leave the club, but reports claim that he could well be on his way to Real Madrid in January, with a deal already being in place.
Though he did deny a secret medical, Neymar did say that he was indeed at the hospital in Sao Paolo, however it was to "solve a personal problem."
HARRY HOPEFUL OVER MODRIC TALKS
As one of the most talked about transfer moves of the summer, Luka Modric to Chelsea seemed almost like a matter of time rather than speculation — especially after the London club offered £40 million for the talented Croatian.
However, Harry Redknapp and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy fought off interest from Chelsea and held on to their star man and were rewarded with a "Must See" goal from the player to kick off a memorable afternoon against Liverpool.
On the back of his performance, Redknapp is hopeful that Modric can begin talks with Levy over a contract extension and convince the player to stay at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp claims that Modric "is fine now" with being a Tottenham player and also that Levy would give Modric "five or six weeks" before sitting down with the Croatian to discuss a potential new deal.
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