- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association has charged Craig Bellamy after the Cardiff striker appeared to punch an opponent, but Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has escaped retrospective action for an apparent kick in another Premier League game.

A panel of three former referees decided that Bellamy striking at Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman in Saturday’s south Wales derby constitutes violent conduct.

Bellamy, who faces a three-match ban, has until Tuesday to respond to the charge.

But the panel could not agree that Toure should be charged with violent conduct for kicking at Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Saturday.

That means the defender remains eligible as City chases glory in the Premier League and FA Cup domestically.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide