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Sport Villa's Smith charged by FA after red card in Man City loss

21:32  21 january  2021
21:32  21 january  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is charged by the Football Association after his sending off during Wednesday' s defeat by Manchester City . Smith , 49, allegedly used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official after City ' s opening goal in the 2-0 Premier League defeat.

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(Reuters) - Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been charged for allegedly using abusive language towards the referee in Wednesday's 2-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester City, which earned him a red card, English soccer's governing body (FA) said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Manchester City v Aston Villa © Reuters/SHAUN BOTTERILL FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Manchester City v Aston Villa

Smith was angry with the match officials after Bernardo Silva scored the opening goal when his team mate Rodri came back into play from an offside position before taking the ball off Tyrone Mings to set up the goal.

Referee Jon Moss showed Smith a red card on the touchline when he continued his protests and the Villa manager said after the game that the decision to allow the goal to stand was "farcical".

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Villa ' s players protested to referee Jonathan Moss and Smith remonstrated with Coote on the touchline as both sets of players prepared to restart play. Moss showed Smith a yellow card for his comment to Coote, then showed a red when the Villa manager continued to protest the decision.

However the FA will not be taking any action over the managers' behaviour, insisting that in their opinion, "no misconduct took place". A statement from the FA read: "Both Wigan Athletic and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to the dismissal of

"It is alleged that the manager used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official during the 81st minute," the FA said in a statement.


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The FA said Smith has until Jan. 26 to respond to the charge.

Earlier this month Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Nuno Espirito Santo was fined 25,000 pounds ($34,255) and warned about his future conduct after saying referee Lee Mason did "not have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League".

($1 = 0.7298 pounds)

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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