November 9, 2017 / 6:37 PM / in a year

Watford, Stoke fined by FA for failing to control players

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(Reuters) - Watford and Stoke City have been fined 25,000 pounds ($32,752) and 20,000 pounds respectively for failing to control their players during their Premier League meeting last month, the English Football Association said on Thursday.

The two clubs were charged after a clash between players in the final minutes of Stoke’s 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road.

Watford captain Troy Deeney grabbed Stoke midfielder Joe Allen’s face and neck, with match referee Michael Oliver showing a yellow card to both players.

Deeney has been since banned for three matches for violent conduct. [nL8N1N67CK]

($1 = 0.7633 pounds)

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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