Premier League: Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater charged for violent conduct by FA

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after appearing to elbow Watford's Valon Behrami in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League away defeat.

Agencies November 23, 2016 17:56:10 IST
Premier League: Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater charged for violent conduct by FA

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after appearing to elbow Watford's Valon Behrami in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League away defeat.

Premier League Leicester Citys Danny Drinkwater charged for violent conduct by FA

File photo of Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater. Reuters

"Danny Drinkwater has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video," the FA said in a statement.

"The Leicester City midfielder was involved in an incident with Watford's Valon Behrami in the 67th minute of the game on Saturday 19 November 2016.

The England international, who faces a three-match ban, has until 1800 GMT on Wednesday to respond to his charge.

Leicester's dismal defence of the title showed no signs of improving as they were beaten 2-1 at Watford on 20 November.

Etienne Capoue volleyed Watford ahead after 32 seconds and Roberto Pereyra doubled their lead in the 12th minute.

Leicester reduced the deficit through a Riyad Mahrez penalty following Miguel Britos's foul on Jamie Vardy.

With inputs from AFP

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