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The Chelsea manager was sent to the stands after confronting referee Anthony Taylor over time-wasting, but has avoided a touchline ban after accepting the governing body's charge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been hit with an £8,000 fine by the Football Association after being sent to the stands against Cardiff City.

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The Portuguese coach was sent to the stands after berating referee Anthony Taylor for warning Branislav Ivanovic over time-wasting.

Mourinho was forced to watch the remaining 20 minutes from the East Stand amongst Chelsea fans, but has avoided a touchline ban after accepting the FA's decision to fine him.

The statement read: "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rule E3 in that his behaviour in or around the 69th minute of his side's game against Cardiff City on 19 October 2013 amounted to improper conduct.

"The fine is the standard penalty for the offence."

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