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TI – Raheem Sterling let off for slap, but Jonjo Shelvey hit with violent conduct charge

The Football Association have charged Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey with violent conduct for clashing with Liverpool’s Emre Can during the Monday night match at Anfield but the home side’s Raheem Sterling escaped any further punishment despite slapping defender Federico Fernandez, as the officials were deemed to have seen that incident and dealt with it at the time.

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool 4-1 Swansea City | Premier League match report

Liverpool ended 2014 as they opened it. Their defence can still cause palpitations from the most harmless of situations but, more importantly as far as Brendan Rodgers’ ideal is concerned, the relentless attacking threat that many thought had vanished forever made its return against Swansea City.Garry Monk’s side contributed to their own demise at Anfield but struggled to cope with the movement and imagination of Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, the trio afforded deserved standing ovations after impressive displays. Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey could both face retrospective action from the Football Association for raising their hands – against Federico Fernandez and Emre Can respectively – but there was no disputing the merit of Liverpool’s biggest victory of a trying season. Continue reading…

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