Leeds United news: Patrick Bamford charged with ‘successful deception of a match official’ against Aston Villa


Leeds United news: Patrick Bamford charged with ‘successful deception of a match official’ against Aston Villa

Patrick Bamford has been charged with ‘successful deception of a match official,’ the Football Association has confirmed.

The charge relates to the game between Leeds and Aston Villa at Elland Road where Anwar El Ghazi was sent off for his clash with the striker.

Bamford went down after a clash with El Ghazi
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Bamford ended up falling to the ground and El Ghazi was sent off, though replays showed there was no contact with the Leeds player’s face
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El Ghazi has subsequently had his red card rescinded.

A statement from the FA read: “It is alleged the Leeds United player’s behaviour in the 72nd minute of the fixture, which involved committing a clear act of simulation that led to Anwar El Ghazi being dismissed, amounts to improper conduct. The forward has until 18:00 on Wednesday [01/05/2019] to respond to the charge.

“In addition, Leeds United and Aston Villa have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20. It is alleged they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 72nd minute of the fixture. Both clubs have until 18:00 on Friday [03/05/2019] to provide a response.”