Cardiff’s Chile midfielder Gary Medel will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association despite appearing to raise his hands towards Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini during Sunday’s 2-2 draw. Press Association The incident was not seen by the match officials and so was reviewed by the FA’s panel of former referees who decided that the incident was not worthy of a red card so no action would be taken. Meanwhile, referee Kevin Friend, who was at the centre of the controversy surrounding Sunderland defender Wes Brown’s dismissal at Stoke, has not been given a match for the next two rounds of Premier League games. Sunderland have announced they will appeal against Brown’s red card. The decision by Friend provoked a storm of criticism after Brown appeared to win the ball and not even touch Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam. Sunderland confirmed they have lodged an intention to appeal against the decision with the FA and will send in a full appeal file before a deadline of 1pm tomorrow. A Sunderland spokeswoman said: “We have lodged our intention to appeal against the decision.” Meanwhile, FA sources have confirmed there will be no retrospective disciplinary action against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Everton’s Kevin Mirallas, who both escaped with bookings for incidents that many felt warranted red cards. Although the new rules brought in by FA chairman Greg Dyke took effect from this weekend making it easier to take retrospective action, it is only for cases where match officials did not see the incidents. Rooney was booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for a kick at Cardiff’s Jordon Mutch, while Mirallas escaped with a caution for a wild lunge that connected with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s knee in the Merseyside derby. An FA source said the officials in both cases had seen the incidents and made a judgement they warranted bookings rather than dismissals, and the FA is unable to ‘upgrade’ yellow cards to reds. Dyke announced the new rules after Chelsea’s Fernando Torres escaped action for scratching Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen. Although Torres was booked after the incident, that was for a trip rather than the scratching which followed and which was unseen by the referee.