Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho will avoid retrospective action for an apparent elbow on Harry Kane in his side's 1-0 defeat against Tottenham on Tuesday.
The incident came in the first half of the Champions League quarter final first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, after Sergio Aguero had missed an early penalty to give his side the lead in north London.
Fernandinho won’t face any action from UEFA over apparent elbow on Kane. Referee saw the incident at the time and didn’t deem it worthy of a card. Because Kuiper saw it Uefa can’t now review it #mcfc #thfc— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) April 10, 2019
Many Spurs' fans were aggrieved to see Fernandinho stay on the pitch after
Former Premier League referee Peter Walton spoke to BT Sport after the game (via Manchester Evening News), in an effort to clear up the matter, to shine some light on why the incident wasn't revisited.
"That one, the referee saw it because he spoke to both players so it wasn’t a missed opportunity and it wasn’t clear and obvious in terms of what Fernandinho did," he said.
"You could say that’s very subjective, and the VAR allowed the referee’s decision on the field to stand.