Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson to escape punishment for altercation with James McArthur

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is expected to avoid any further punishment for his altercation with Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur, reports Sky Sports.

Pearson was seen almost wresting McArthur on the ground when the City boss was accidentally felled during a challenge that also involved Leicester winger Marc Albrighton. But Pearson also tugged the shirt of the Palace midfielder, and after the game said the Scot “said something” to him which answered why he responded in a negative manner.

But it appears that the Leicester City manager won’t receive a punishment from the English Football Association. It’s been a week to forget for the 51-year-old, with accusations leaked that he had been sacked, as well as pressure mounting on his shoulders following their recent league defeat. Of the incident, McArthur was also keen to play down anything serious, so there will be a line drawn under it.

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