FA to investigate Firmino, Holgate incident

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It doesn’t get any more Merseyside than this…

The English FA will be looking into an incident from Friday’s derby between Liverpool and Everton in the FA Cup third round — which resulted in a 2-1 Reds victory — after a spat between Roberto Firmino and Mason Holgate escalated in the first half.

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Holgate was seen shoving the Brazilian attacker into the stands after the two had a clash of words, prompting match referee Bobby Madley to submit a report to the FA.

“The FA can confirm that referee Bobby Madley was made aware of an allegation during the Liverpool versus Everton game at Anfield last night and has subsequently reported this to The FA, which will now begin making enquiries into the matter.”