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Ferdinand avoids action over Torres trip

March 12, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will not be punished for his trip on Chelsea's Fernando Torres during their FA Cup quarter-final draw at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand and Fernando Torres
GettyImagesRio Ferdinand and Fernando Torres clashed on Sunday

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During the 2-2 draw on Sunday, Ferdinand was seen to trip the Spanish striker in an off-the-ball incident before hauling him back to his feet after he had fallen over.

However, after footage was shown to referee Howard Webb, the official deemed the incident not worthy of a red card and the FA will now not take any action against Ferdinand.