Ramires avoids red card for Raheem Sterling punch

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires appeared to punch Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling during Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Anfield.

The Brazilian, who made his first Chelsea start since September, caught the England international flush in the face with what appeared to be a punch. The incident can be viewed HERE.

Referee Anthony Taylor stunned the crowd inside Anfield - and the watching millions around the world - by failing to punish the Chelsea midfielder with a card of any colour. Instead, the match official bizarrely showed a yellow card to Sterling for his involvement in the altercation.

FA could take action

Despite Sterling’s protests that Ramires had caught him in the mouth, Taylor was convinced that the Liverpool star had committed the offence, leaving the Chelsea ace to finish the first half unpunished.

The Football Association may now decide to take retrospective action if they deem Ramires’s actions as deliberate.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho subbed Ramires off 10 minutes into the second half as the visitors held on for a precious 2-1 victory.

Liverpool took the lead through Emre Can’s deflected efforts, before Gary Cahill levelled the scored five minutes later. Diego Costa scored the winning goal - his tenth of the season - with just over 20 minutes remaining, as Chelsea maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

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