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Zlatan and Mings both charged after clashing on Saturday

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7:39 PM - 6 Mar 2017



In what comes as the least surprising sports news today, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings have both been charged with violent conduct by the FA, after their series of clashes in Man United's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mings's charge comes after the Bournemouth defender landed on the Swedish striker shortly before half time, with his studs connecting with Ibrahimovic's head. Mings defended himself after the game, claiming it was purely accidental.

And he's also likely to be banned for longer than the usual three games, with an FA statement saying that "the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Bournemouth defender is ‘clearly insufficient’"

Ibrahimovic is facing a three game ban for his retaliation. Shortly after being stood on, he appeared to elbow the Bournemouth defender as the pair jumped for a cross.

Afterwards, the United striker gave his take on the elbow: "You have the TV, you can see the images. I jump up and jump high and Mings jumps into my elbow."

However, the FA don't appear to have bought that excuse, and Zlatan is now expected to miss the FA Cup quarter final against Chelsea on Monday, as well as the Premier League meetings with Middlesbrough and West Brom.

Both players have until 6pm tomorrow to reply to their charge.



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