(Reuters) - Watford striker Troy Deeney has been charged with violent conduct by the English Football Association after his altercation with Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen in the Premier League.
Deeney grabbed Allen’s face and neck after the pair clashed in the final minutes of Stoke’s 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Match referee Michael Oliver had shown a yellow card to both players but Deeney has been charged retrospectively by the FA after three former professional match officials reviewed the incident on Monday.
Deeney has until 1800 GMT on Tuesday to appeal but will miss Watford’s next three league games against Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United if he accepts the charge.
Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar