Vieira avoids FA punishment following fan altercation

Vieira avoids FA punishment following fan altercation

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira will not face any punishment from the FA following an altercation with a fan at Goodison Park.

Everton fans invaded the pitch following Dominic Calvert-Lewin's 85th-minute winner and at the final whistle of the Toffees' 3-2 victory over Palace which secured their Premier League survival.

Vieira was confronted by a fan as he was walking towards the away dressing room after the final whistle. The fan appeared to provoke Vieira, who then kicked him to the ground and had to be led away by other supporters.

Merseyside Police said on Monday that Vieira will not face police charges following the incident and on Wednesday the FA also announced it will not take any further action.

The FA's investigation into the pitch invasion remains ongoing.

"We worked with Everton FC to gather all available CCTV footage and spoke to witnesses," Merseyside Police said in a statement.