Watford striker Troy Deeney will serve a three-match ban after admitting a cost of violent conduct towards Stoke Metropolis, whereas each golf equipment have been charged with failing to regulate their gamers by the Soccer Affiliation.
Stoke’s 1-Zero win at Vicarage Highway on Saturday got here to a bad-tempered conclusion with two separate incidents involving gamers from either side squaring up to one another.
First, Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf have been booked after they scuffled on the touchline three minutes from full-time. Then, in stoppage time, Hornets skipper Deeney sparked a second melee when he grabbed the face of Stoke midfielder Joe Allen.
Deeney and Allen acquired yellow playing cards however the Watford captain was subsequently hit with a separate cost of violent conduct, which he has accepted and which can see him banned for the Premier League matches towards Everton, West Ham and Newcastle.
An FA assertion mentioned: “Troy Deeney will serve a three-match suspension with quick impact after he admitted an FA cost of violent conduct and accepted the usual penalty.
“The Watford ahead was concerned in an incident with Stoke Metropolis’s Joe Allen throughout the 94th minute of their fixture on Saturday [28 October 2017].
“The misconduct was not seen by the match officers on the time however caught on video.”
The flashpoint involving Deeney and Allen got here after Stoke had put the ball out of play with a participant down injured, however fairly than go the ball again Deeney tried a cross into the guests’ penalty space.
Allen reacted angrily and clashed with Deeney, who appeared to dig his thumbs into the face of the Wales worldwide as different gamers tried to prise them aside.
The FA assertion continued: “Watford and Stoke Metropolis have been charged for failing to regulate their gamers throughout the fixture and have till 18:00 on Friday [3 November 2017] to reply.”