Watford's Troy Deeney charged by FA over comments made about referee
Last Updated: 10/01/19 6:32pm
Troy Deeney has been charged by the FA for comments made about the match referee following Watford's game at Bournemouth on January 2.
In a post-match interview, Deeney accused Bournemouth's Dan Gosling of "trying to do" Tom Cleverley in a tackle during the 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League.
Gosling was booked for the challenge, a decision Deeney says was one of a "few" where referee David Coote "bottled it".
Deeney has until 6pm on January 15 to respond to the charge.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe defended Gosling when told about Deeney's claim.
Howe said: "I don't think it was dangerous, Dan's tackle. For me, it's not a red card. I know Dan inside and out, he's not that type of player.
"Yes, he's mistimed the tackle. But in terms of those (Deeney's) words, that's not in Dan's make-up."