Hammers hit with FA charge

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 20th October 2022

West Ham United have been charged with breaching FA rule E20.1 following a review of the club's 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's.

The Hammers were charged as a result of the manner in which referee Peter Bankes was surrounded by players following Southampton's 20th minute goal.

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West Ham's complaint centred around an incident moments before Romain Perraud's opening goal, in which Jarrod Bowen was blocked from challenging the Saints midfielder by the match official.

And the club have been hit with the charge - namely "failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" - as a result of Bowen and his team mates surrounding Bankes in the immediate aftermath.

West Ham have until Monday 24 October to respond to the charge.

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* In other regulatory news, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp - who was sent off during the Reds 1-0 defeat of Manchester City at Anfield last weekend - has been given the green light to return to the dug out this weekend.

Klopp, who was also present in the dugout for last night's 1-0 win over West Ham was dismissed for screaming obscenities durectly in the face of assistant referee Gary Beswick, who made a decision the German manager disagreed with.

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