Football: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no action over Southampton sending-off

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho being sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson during the EPL match against Southampton on Sept 23, 2017.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho being sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson during the EPL match against Southampton on Sept 23, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no punishment from the English Football Association (FA) after being sent off during his side's 1-0 Premier League victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Deep into stoppage-time, referee Craig Pawson sent Mourinho to the stands after he appeared to step on to the pitch before accidentally colliding with fourth official Mike Jones.

The FA received Pawson's report on Monday, however, and has decided no further action is necessary.

United maintained their unbeaten start in the league and are second in the standings, behind Manchester City on goal difference.