West Bromwich Albion could escape punishment over their role - if, indeed, they had a significant role - in the heated subplot to the hostile match against Chelsea at The Hawthorns last Saturday.
Bryan Robson, the Albion manager, argued vociferously with José Mourinho, his Chelsea counterpart, during a belligerent encounter that Chelsea won 2-1.
However, while reports were rife that both clubs were to be reported by referee Mark Halsey, it appears that Albion can begin preparations for the match against Birmingham City on Saturday without any hindrances. Chelsea might not be so fortunate.
"The referee has made no specific complaint to the Foot-ball Association about West Bromwich Albion following Saturday's game," Robson said. "Our club secretary, John Evans, clarified that issue on Monday morning."
Robson has backed Halsey's decision to send off Arjen Robben after the Chelsea winger fouled Jonathan Greening in the second half. Originally, Robson said that Robben was unfortunate to be shown a straight red card.
"I haven't changed my mind about anything I said after the match - apart from that the referee got it spot on with his decision to send off Arjen Robben," Robson said.
"Once I saw it on TV after the game, I could see it was a two-footed challenge."
Robson was incensed that Chelsea took nearly five minutes to emerge for the second half, while the Albion manager also believed that Didier Drogba, who scored one of the Chelsea goals, appeared to exaggerate the extent of an injury.
However, Robson's use of the English language was particularly colourful, although he refused to make an issue of Mourinho's refusal to meet the Albion coaching staff afterwards for a glass of wine.
Chelsea, who play Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League second round in Spain tonight, have lodged an appeal against Robben's dismissal.
A spokesman for the FA said last night: "Chelsea have notified the FA of their intention to claim for wrongful dismissal in relation to the sending-off of Arjen Robben for serious foul play against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 4 March. The case will be heard by a disciplinary commission tomorrow."
The FA is expected to charge Chelsea with other disciplinary offences surrounding the match but no decision will be taken on these before today.
Halsey has included several of the incidents in his official report and Chelsea are set to be charged for confronting the referee and for being late onto the pitch after half-time. Mourinho may also face action after clashing with Robson on the touchline.
Albion could still face disciplinary action after their players also surrounded Halsey on one occasion. Despite Robson's comments, it is likely that Albion will face some form of censure from the game's authorities. Robson is now
attempting to draw a line under events last Saturday. "As far as I'm concerned, that is the end of the matter," he said. "We have a big game against Birmingham City on Saturday and that is where our focus lies."
Albion hold a three-point lead over Birmingham but have played a match more.
"I do feel that 12 more points would probably keep us up although I'd like to play it a bit safer than that and get to the 40 point mark," Robson said. "We stayed up last season with 34 and from day one I said we definitely would need more this season."