Watford facing fine after being charged along with WBA by the FA

Watford have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to a Football Association charge of failing to control their players in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Brom.

James McClean, Roberto Pereyra, Hal Robson-Kanu, Adlene Guedioura, Etienne Capoue, Salomon Rondon, Christian Kabasele and Troy Deeney were all in the thick of the action following the initial clash between McClean and Pereyra. Walter Mazzarri even came onto the field to drag Pereyra away while Sebastian Prodl also played the role of peacemaker, shepherding away his teammates.

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If found guilty, fines for the offence can range from the £40,000 and £30,000 Chelsea and Arsenal were hit with by FA in 2015 to the record £375,000 and £225,000 Chelsea and Tottenham were handed for the row at full-time of the game that ended up deciding last season’s Premier League title.

“I had no problem with their bench,” said Mazzarri afterwards. “You have to look at the other side. The other person [Pulis] was protesting for the whole game.”