Manchester United found it hard to keep their tempers in check after a 1-0 loss to bitter-rivals Manchester CIty in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Saturday.

After the full-time whistle, United players Ferdinand and Anderson were involved in an ugly altercation with City forward Mario Balotelli, after which a hole was kicked in the wall of the United dressing room. Emergency repairs had to be made in time for the other semifinal between Stoke and Bolton the next day.

United will escape action however, after the club apologised and offered to pay for the damage. Though reports suggest a hole was made in the wall, a United spokesman said that it was only a surface damage which was about three inches in diameter and not a hole.

Despite suggestions that the FA would send the repair bill to United or remind the club of their responsibilities, reports suggest FA will let the matter lie.

Yaya Toure's second half goal decided the encounter which also saw Paul Scholes red carded for a high leg on Zabaleta. It ended United's pursuit of a treble, but they will resume their quest for the Premiership against Newcastle United on Wednesday. United are also in the semifinals of the Champions League and will face German side Schalke 04.