Troy Deeney: Watford captain accepts violent conduct charge

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Joe Allen and Troy Deeney were both shown yellow cards after their clash during Saturday’s Premier League game

Watford captain Troy Deeney has accepted his violent conduct charge and will serve a three-match ban with immediate effect.

Deeney was charged after a clash with Stoke City’s Joe Allen during Watford’s 1-0 home defeat on 28 October.

Deeney will miss the Premier League matches at Everton on 5 November, West Ham’s visit on 19 November and away to Newcastle on 25 November.

He will be available for Manchester United’s visit on 28 November.

Deeney, 29 and Allen, 27, were booked after squaring up in injury time last Saturday.

Allen reacted angrily when Deeney appeared to attempt a cross, rather than pass the ball back, when Stoke kicked the ball out after an injury.

A Football Association statement