May 11, 2018 / 5:43 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer: Arsenal hit with FA charge for failing to control players

(Reuters) - Arsenal have been charged by the English Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Leicester City.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Arsenal - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - May 9, 2018 Arsenal players appeal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down Leicester City's Demarai Gray in the area leading to a penalty Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

The incident occurred in the 75th minute of the game, when Leicester were awarded a penalty following a foul on Demarai Gray and Arsenal’s players surrounded referee Graham Scott to protest against the decision.

Arsenal were charged with “failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” according to a statement on the FA twitter account @FAspokesperson.

Jamie Vardy tucked home the spot-kick to put Leicester 2-1 up on the night, before Riyad Mahrez added gloss to the scoreline with a late solo effort.

Arsenal have until 1700 GMT on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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