Osvaldo and Woodman charged

  • Last Updated: December 18 2013, 18:50 GMT

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct following a touchline fracas at Newcastle on Saturday.

Dani Osvaldo charged with violent conduct by FA
Dani Osvaldo charged with violent conduct by FA

The 27-year-old Italian, who had been replaced by Adam Lallana at half-time during the 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw, faces a Football Association charge in connection with an incident which saw the occupants of both benches clash deep into injury-time at St James' Park.

Magpies goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman, who was sent to the stands after the melee, has been charged with improper conduct. Both men have until next Monday to respond.

An FA statement said: "Newcastle United coach Andy Woodman and Southampton player Dani Osvaldo have both been charged by the FA following an incident in the recent fixture between the two clubs.

"Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct in relation to the incident in the 94th minute of the game at St James' Park on Saturday, December 14.

"Meanwhile, Woodman, who was sent to the stands following the incident, has been charged with improper conduct. Neither club will face charges.

"Both parties have until December 23 to respond to the charges."


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