Hornets and Potters in trouble with FA

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

Troy Deeney's clash with Joe Allen at Vicarage Road on Saturday has led to the Football Association charging both Watford and Stoke with misconduct.

Hornets skipper Deeney angered Potters midfielder Allen for not giving back possession after the visitors had kicked the ball out so that an injured home player could be attended to.

Deeney was slapped with a three-match ban on Tuesday for violent conduct after he grabbed Allen in the face with both hands, although the Welshman has since looked to play the incident down.

"It was handbags really and there was nothing to it," Allen said. "I like Troy, he's one of the good guys, he's a really good player and it was nothing personal."

However, English football's governing body have taken further steps by citing the two clubs for failing to control their players during the Premier League encounter, which Mark Hughes' side won 1-0 with a first-half goal from Darren Fletcher.

Deeney, meanwhile, is unavailable for his team's next three league games against Everton, West Ham and Newcastle.