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    October 19, 2018 1:23 AM PDT

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa could face retrospective action despite denying accusations of biting Evertons Gareth Barry during Saturdays FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park. ;. The Spain international was shown a yellow card early on in a 2-0 defeat for a foul on Barry and in the 84th minute, the pair clashed again after Costa retaliated to a challenge by the former England international.Costa pushed his face into Barrys neck and motioned as if to bite, but appeared to withdraw at the last moment and then embraced his opponent, who did not react. Referee Michael Oliver pulled out a second yellow card, followed by a red, as the Brazilian-born forward was sent off for the first time in his Stamford Bridge career.Costas denial, and an admission of regret, came late on Saturday through a Chelsea statement, which read: Diego spoke to club officials after the game and expressed regret over his reaction to the challenge from Gareth Barry that led to his red card, but Diego was also very clear that he did not bite him at any point during that altercation.Barry was dismissed minutes later for a second booking in a separate incident. Costa (c) is shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver during the English The FA is waiting on a report from Oliver, who was confronted by Costa when he sent the player off, but officials have told Sky Sports News HQ they are aware of the incident and are looking into it.Oliver will submit his match report within the next 24 hours and any decision to charge Costa would be made by the FA on Monday.Guus Hiddink and Roberto Martinez both shrugged off questions about the altercation at their post-match news conferences. Costa and Seamus Coleman compete for the ball I try to be fair in my judgement, I havent seen it and it is difficult for me to say yes or no, said Hiddink. Without seeing, I dont want to give judgement on this.(Costa) was chased a bit in the game. They went after him. They knew it. It is within the rules.As a referee, you must protect the situation but knowing and feeling the atmosphere - then comes the moment that I would like to give judgement (on) but I havent seen it.Hiddink was asked whether Costa should seek help for anger management and jokingly made reference to the 2003 film of the same name. Costa (1st L) of Chelsea walks off the pitch past Hiddink (2nd L) after the red card There are movies about that, I think, the Dutchman added. One movie with Jack Nicholson. Maybe we go and watch it together.I like him still going towards the edge but you also have to take into consideration he was desperate to play today.It would have been better to rest him but it is not the type of game you rest players.It is all the combination; not fully physically fit and all the provocations and he has to take responsibility for the incident.Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who was grateful to two moments of brilliance from striker Romelu Lukaku before the red cards to settle an otherwise disappointing tie, played down the incident. Everton manager Roberto Martinez felt the referee was right to send off Costa and Gareth Barry My interpretation is I dont think it was a key moment. It was an emotional game and rightly so, said Martinez.Diego Costa had a fighting spirit and I would like to praise the referee. The sending-off of Costa was right.The sending-off of Gareth Barry was right and the referee never allowed those emotions to stop the fluency.Whatever happens with Diego Costa, I am sure the two players shook it off. From where it was, he moved his head towards Gareth Barry and I lost sight of that action.I thought it was a second yellow. It was a moment that didnt have an impact on the scoreline.Martinez rejected the suggestion his players had targeted Costa.It is part of trying to do an interpretation as you want, he added.We matched each other well. None of my players fell into the focus of losing the game. Also See: Lukaku double ousts Chelsea FA Cup talking points Arsenal v Watford preview Man Utd v West Ham preview ;. The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. ;. In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. ;. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Goaltender Thomas Greiss has been trying to keep the same approach while the New York Islanders have struggled this season.He had to stick with it a little longer Tuesday night.Nick Leddy scored the winner in a marathon 14-round shootout, lifting the Islanders over the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Tuesday night.Greiss faced 41 shots from the Ducks before entering the lengthy shootout, but he stood tall to help New York get its first victory on the road this season. The 30-year-old goalie is 3-3 with a .918 save percentage this season.A lot of guys play to their personalities, coach Jack Capuano said. And hes calm and poised in the net and he battles hard.Greiss made 39 saves and Adam Pelech and Josh Bailey scored in regulation for the Islanders, who had been 0-4-1 on the road this season.We needed the point so badly, Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey said. It started with tonight. That was a big step. Thats a good hockey team on the road, and hopefully we can string something together.Each team had four goals in the shootout through 13 rounds. After Anaheims Kevin Bieksa missed on a slap shot to start Round 14, Leddy waited out Jonathan Bernier before snapping in the winner.Anaheim nearly won in the 12th when officials reviewed a tying goal by Hickey, but officials determined he did not interfere with Bernier on his attempt and awarded him the tally. Hickeys stick made contact with Berniers leg while his pad and the puck both slid over the goal line.I was under the understanding that you cannot score a goal in the NHL today by pushing the goaltenders pad with the puck underneath it over the line, but I guess I was proved wrong again tonight, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.The longest shootout in NHL history was 20 rounds, when Florida beat Washington on Dec. 17, 2014.Rickard Rakell and Cam Fowler each scored and Bernier stopped 33 shots for the Ducks, who dropped consecutive games for only the second time this season. The Ducks lost their first three games to start the season.It did not take long for the Ducks to strike first, with Fowleer picking up his fourth power-play goal of the season 1:04 in to the first period as Greiss just whiffed on stopping the slap shot. But the Islanders responded, and Pelech tied it at 1 on a shot from just inside the blue line that trickled through Berniers legs 11:51 into the first. John Tavares was initially credited with the goal as it appeared that he redirected the puck past Bernier, but Pelech eventually got the nod for his first career goal.Bailey put the Islanders ahead 2-1 on a one-timer power-play goal with 3:18 remaining in the first. With two Islanders and two Ducks right on top of Bernier, the goaltender simply did not have the space or time to react to the sudden shot off a fine pass from Tavares.The Ducks then opened fire on Greiss, who was somehow able to close his legs around the loose puck while face down on the ice after rookie Ondrej Kase hit the post in the second period. Rakell picked up his third goal in three games to tie it at 2 with 10:52 remaining in the third period, setting the stage for a extended shootout.We were happy with how we battled back and were able to get a point out of it, so well take that and move on to the next one, Fowler said.New York entered the game with the fewest wins in the NHL and tied with the Arizona Coyotes for fewest points before completing a two-game season sweep against the Ducks.Game notes Ducks D Sami Vatanen left the game because of illness. ... Ducks D Shea Theodore made his season debut, playing 18:46, as Clayton Stoner and Korbinian Holzer were healthy scratches, along with LW Joseph Cramarossa. ... The Islanders scratched C Shane Prince, D Scott Mayfield and G Jaroslav Halak. Jean-Francois Berube was active for the first time this season and backed up Greiss.UP NEXTNew York: Face the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night as their three-game West Coast trip continues.Anaheim: Host the Chicago Blackhawks for their annual Black Friday matinee game. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '