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Rule change on unpunished challenges

July 12, 2013
By ESPN staff
The FA has introduced tougher rules to deal with dangerous challenges that are missed by officials, and therefore not punished, during matches.

The move comes after the furore over a high and dangerous tackle by Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman injured Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara in a game at the DW Stadium in March.

The challenge was missed by referee Mark Halsey, whose view was obscured by another player. But the FA said retrospective action could only have been ...

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