Watford captain Troy Deeney will miss the club’s next three matches after accepting his violent conduct charge.
Watford striker Troy Deeney given a three-match ban. After his clash with Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen in last weekend’s Premier League.
The 29-year-old grappled with Allen when the Wales international became angry. He did not return possession to Stoke after it had put the ball out to allow a player to be treated for injury.
The Football Association reviewed the incident. Referee Michael Oliver having booked both men at the time. Deeney has accepted a charge of violent conduct.
Awful from Deeney this. Get your hands off wee Joe ???? pic.twitter.com/WihfmE1EcW
— Roopa (@LFC_RV) October 28, 2017
Stoke boss Mark Hughes called for Deeney to be punished after the fracas. He will now miss Premier League games against Everton, West Ham and Newcastle United.
He has featured in eight of the club’s 10 league games so far, scoring a penalty in the 2-1 win over Arsenal on October 14.
Deeney will miss the Premier League matches at Everton on 5 November, West Ham’s visit on 19 November and the trip to Newcastle on 25 November.
Both Watford and Stoke — who won the match 1-0 — could face fines if proven guilty after the FA decided to charge them too.