No FA sanction for Owen

  • Last Updated: February 4 2013, 14:12 GMT

Stoke striker Michael Owen will not face a Football Association charge for his angry reaction to a Mikel Arteta tackle in the 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday.

The aftermath of the Emirates incident
The aftermath of the Emirates incident

Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Title Number
Appearances 0 (0)
Goals 0
Assists 0
Yellows 0
Reds 0
*Current Season

The 33-year-old former England striker, an 84th-minute substitute for Geoff Cameron, appeared to lash out at Arteta, catching him on the back with a mild punch.

But referee Chris Foy saw the incident and took no action which prevents the FA taking any retrospective action. Stoke were trailing to Lukas Podolski's deflected free-kick when the incident happened.

After the match Stoke manager Tony Pulis said: "Arteta's challenge was poor, but Michael should not do that."

Arteta revealed that the players had apologised to each other after the match.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week