Swansea & Man United hit with bans
Swansea & Man United
After Saturday’s matches in the Premier League, it seems certain that both Man United and Swansea will lose players for the next three matches.
Ashley Young has been charged by the FA on Sunday following the 0-0 draw with Southampton.
Swansea defender Kyle Naughton has also been charged by the FA after the 2-1 win at Watford.
Ashley Young vs Southampton
During the second half, Man United’s Ashley Young was involved in an ugly looking incident.
Young was marking Southampton’s Dusan Tadic in the Man United box.
While the action was going on elsewhere in the area, Young appeared to intentionally throw his elbow into Tadic’s gut.
Tadic, to his credit, didn’t make a meal of it. He stayed on his feet and carried on.
Kyle Naughton vs Watford
The Swansea defender was spotted stamping on Watford’s Stefano Okaka on Saturday.
Kyle Naughton recklessly left his boot on Stefano Okaka after the Watford man fell to the floor.
FA issue charges
On Sunday the FA have confirmed both Young and Naughton have been charged.
The FA have released the following joint statement for Man United and Swansea:
Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Swansea City’s Kyle Naughton have both been charged with violent conduct following games on Saturday 30 December.
Young’s charge follows an incident during Saturday’s game against Southampton which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. He has until 5pm today [31/12/17] to respond.
Meanwhile, Naughton’s charge follows an incident during yesterday’s game against Watford which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. He also has until 5pm today [31/12/17] to respond.
Man United’s next fixtures are against Everton, Derby County and Stoke.
Swansea’s upcoming Premier League matches against Tottenham and Newcastle. They’ll also face Championship leaders Wolves in theFA Cup third round tie next Saturday.