Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic escapes FA charge for 'headbutt' on James McCarthy

Ivanovic appeared to move his head towards McCarthy. Credit: PA

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic escaped a charge from the FA for violent conduct after appearing to move his head into James McCarthy's face during Wednesday's Premier League match against Everton.

Both clubs have been charged, however, for failing to control their players during the incident, and have until 6pm on February 17th to respond.

A statement on the FA website regarding the incident involving Ivanovic read: