Bournemouth and Watford charged by FA over stoppage-time brawl

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - AFC Bournemouth v Watford - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - February 27, 2021 Bournemouth caretaker manager Jonathon Woodgate as players clash Action Images/Peter Cziborra

(Reuters) - Bournemouth and Watford have been charged by the Football Association (FA) after their Championship match on Saturday descended into chaos as a brawl broke out in the closing stages.

Both sets of players clashed in the 96th minute after Watford forward Joao Pedro was dismissed for a second yellow card following a late tackle on Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma.

Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere was also sent off at the Vitality Stadium following an altercation with Watford skipper Tom Cleverley during the melee.

"Both clubs allegedly failed to ensure that their players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 96th minute of the fixture and they have until Friday, March 5 to provide their responses," the FA said in a statement.

Arnaut Danjuma scored the decisive goal as Jonathan Woodgate's Bournemouth secured a 1-0 victory over Watford.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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