Premier League: Burnley's James Tarkowski charged by FA with violent conduct for elbowing Glenn Murray

Burnley defender James Tarkowski could miss games against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town if he accepts the charge.

Reuters December 19, 2017 11:48:46 IST
Premier League: Burnley's James Tarkowski charged by FA with violent conduct for elbowing Glenn Murray

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has been charged with violent conduct by the English Football Association after appearing to elbow Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray in the ribs in Saturday’s 0-0 Premier League draw.

Premier League Burnleys James Tarkowski charged by FA with violent conduct for elbowing Glenn Murray

Burnley's James Tarkowski protests to the assistant referee after a penalty was awarded to Brighton. Reuters

Tarkowski was not punished by referee Chris Kavanagh for the off-the-ball incident inside Burnley’s box in the 35th minute, shortly after Murray had missed a penalty following a tangle with the centreback.

The player has been charged retrospectively by the FA after three former elite match officials reviewed the incident.

Burnley have until 1800 GMT on Tuesday to respond and Tarkowski could miss games against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town if he accepts the charge.

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