August 29, 2017 / 5:54 PM / a year ago

FA charges Newcastle striker Mitrovic over violent conduct

(Reuters) - The English Football Association has charged Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic for an alleged act of violent conduct during last Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win over West Ham United, the governing body said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United vs West Ham United - Newcastle, Britain - August 26, 2017

Serbia international Mitrovic was involved in an incident with West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini while challenging for the ball in the 80th minute of the game at St James’ Park.

The incident was not seen by match officials but was caught on camera and the footage was reviewed by a panel of three former elite referees.

The 22-year-old was charged after a unanimous decision was reached and has until Aug. 30 to respond.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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