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Faria's ban reduced

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LONDON - Chelsea assistant manager Rui Faria had his stadium ban reduced by two matches after his appeal against the six-game suspension was partly upheld yesterday.

Faria, who was sent off during Chelsea's stormy Premier League defeat against Sunderland, will now serve a four-match stadium ban, with two games suspended.

It means Jose Mourinho's key assistant has two games left to serve at the start of next season after missing the final two games of the recently completed campaign.

The Football Association found Faria guilty of two charges of improper conduct after Faria had to be restrained during a fiery touchline exchange with referee Mike Dean and fourth official Phil Dowd in the closing stages of the surprise 2-1 home defeat against Sunderland.

The incident was sparked by Dean's decision to award a controversial penalty to Sunderland when Blues defender Cesar Azpilicueta slid in to challenge Jozy Altidore, causing the Black Cats striker to tumble even though there was little intentional contact.

Fabio Borini converted the spot-kick to seal a Sunderland victory which dealt a major blow to Chelsea's hopes of winning the Premier League and ended Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten run in league matches at Stamford Bridge.

That prompted a shocking response from Faria, who screamed and gesticulated at Dowd and Dean before he was eventually dragged away by Mourinho and another member of his coaching staff.

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