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Watford, Stoke City fined by FA for failing to control players

The two clubs were charged after a clash between players in the final minutes of Stoke City's 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road.

By: Reuters | Published: November 9, 2017 10:27:33 pm
Watford vs stoke city, premier league, English Football Association, Michael Oliver Stoke City have been fined 20,000 pounds. (Source: Reuters)

Watford and Stoke City have been fined 25,000 pounds ($32,752) and 20,000 pounds respectively for failing to control their players during their Premier League meeting last month, the English Football Association said on Thursday.

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The two clubs were charged after a clash between players in the final minutes of Stoke’s 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road. Watford captain Troy Deeney grabbed Stoke midfielder Joe Allen’s face and neck, with match referee Michael Oliver showing a yellow card to both players.

Deeney has been since banned for three matches for violent conduct.

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