Watford striker Troy Deeney has admitted to a charge of violent conduct and has been handed a three-match ban by the FA, according to Sky Sports.
This is the result of a slight altercation with Stoke midfielder Joe Allen during their Premier League clash on Saturday.
This retrospective action means the English striker will miss his side’s encounters with Everton, West Ham and Newcastle. With the international break to come also, he will not return until Tuesday, November 28 when his side play host to Manchester United.
The match officials at Vicarage Road didn’t see the coming together, however the television cameras managed to catch it on film.
Tempers began to flare when Deeney refused to give the ball back to Stoke after they put it out of play in order for a player to receive medical attention.
Deeney raised his hands to Allen’s face and seemed to be pressing his fingers into the side of his face with a considerable amount of force.
This in turn encouraged other members from both teams to get involved resulting in a rather harmless coming together of players on the pitch.
Nevertheless, both clubs were charges for failing to keep their players under control as the situation began to boil over.
Deeney has not been in the best form of late having only scored a single goal in the eight games he’s featured in this season.
He does bring a certain presence to Watford that they will certainly miss against physical sides, which they will face in the coming weeks. Everton’s Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka are a couple of names that spring to mind.