FA asks Deeney to explain comments

The FA has asked Troy Deeney to explain his comments in an aftermath of the heated interview he gave after the Watford versus Bournemouth match.

The teams played out an exciting 3-3 draw with both teams left with a lot to complain. Deeney was particularly angry. “Doucoure probably did get lucky [not to be sent off], but you can’t tell me that their boy [Gosling] did not try to do Tom Cleverley,” said Deeney, who also felt Watford should have been awarded a penalty for a handball by Nathan Ake. “They know it. We know. But the referee bottled it on a few occasions.”

Bournemouth boss defended his player Gosling and added: “I don’t think it was dangerous, Dan’s tackle; for me it’s not a red card. I know Dan inside and out, he’s not that type of player. Yes he’s mistimed the tackle. But in terms of those words [from Deeney] that’s not in Dan’s make-up. “Ryan was very fortunate not to pick up a serious injury.”

When asked if Doucoure was lucky to avoided a red card, Watford boss Javi Gracia said: “Yes, but he was the same as Dan Gosling.”

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