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Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho fined by the FA after being sent to the stands during defeat to Aston VIlla


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association and warned as to his future conduct after re-entering the field of play during last month's Premier League game with Aston Villa.

Mourinho came onto the pitch to speak with referee Chris Foy towards the end of their 1-0 defeat at Villa Park on 15 March, after the referee had given Ramires a straight red card for a two footed challenge on Karim El Ahmadi.

With Willian already sent off Chelsea were down to 9 men, and Mourinho decided to confront the official and was quickly sent to the stands by Foy.

Mourinho was charged for a similar offence when his side played Cardiff last October, and despite requesting a personal hearing this week, the governing body rejected his request, and handed him the fine.

"Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 and warned as to his future conduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing," the FA statement read.

"Mourinho denied a breach of FA rule E3 in that his behaviour in re-entering the field of play and approaching the match referee (Foy) in an attempt to speak to him, in or around the 90th minute of the game against Aston Villa on March 15, 2014, amounted to improper conduct.

"However, the charge was found proven at a personal hearing on Wednesday, April 9."

Mourinho was involved in more touchline antics this week during his side's Champions League win against PSG on Tuesday. With only minutes left, Demba Ba scored the goal that would take them through to the semi-finals, and as he and the rest of the players celebrated by the corner flag, Mourinho ran along the touchline to join them.

He said after the game that he ran down to give instructions to the players for how they would see out the rest of the game.

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