FA to investigate Neville gesture

20 January 2010 10:44
The Football Association will look into Gary Neville's apparent one-fingered gesture that took place in Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Manchester City.The United substitute was warming up on the touchline when City's Carlos Tevez celebrated scoring a penalty that made it 1-1 in the Carling Cup semi-final. [LNB]Cameras caught defender Neville appearing to make a gesture in return. [LNB]The FA confirmed it will scrutinise the first-leg footage before deciding whether any further action is required. [LNB]In September, Neville was cautioned about his future conduct following United's dramatic 4-3 derby win in the Premier League when he ran towards City fans to celebrate Michael Owen's injury-time winner at Old Trafford. [LNB][LNB] FOOTBALL BLOG Tevez is proving an inspired arrival at City and a loss for United, at least for now BBC Sport's Phil McNulty The England defender received a £5,000 FA fine and was warned over his future conduct in 2006 because he celebrated in front of Liverpool's fans after United secured a late winner over their rivals. [LNB]Argentine Tevez joined City in July 2009 following an extended, two-season loan deal with United, with whom he won two Premier League titles and the Champions League. [LNB]His move to bitter rivals City angered United fans as Tevez was a firm favourite with Old Trafford supporters.

Source: BBC_Sport