A Football Association panel has ruled that Watford forward Richarlison will face no action for simulation after winning a penalty in the 2-1 home victory over Arsenal at the weekend.
Richarlison went down when challenged by Hector Bellerin to earn the second-half spot-kick from which Troy Deeney equalised.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the decision to give the penalty was "scandalous," but the FA simulation panel ruled that the Watford player did not have a case to answer.
It was the first...
A challenger has arisen. Thrust into the limelight, hurled into the fray against the monied elite, they stand defiantly with sword drawn. The odds are against them. The laughter of their enemies echoes in their ears.
But they are Watford. And they are in fourth place. It probably won't last (though we said that about Leicester), but they have done enough already to mock those foolhardy preseason predictions of relegation from idiot outsiders (again, I am so sorry).
While Manchester City hit their...
Watford striker Troy Deeney has hit back at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, saying that the Gunners lack the "cojones" to be a proper Premier League force.
Wenger identified a "scandalous" penalty decision as one of the reasons Arsenal lost their way and slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.
Hornets captain Deeney, however, said that it was the visitors' lack of fight that allowed his side to claim all three points and jump ahead of Wenger's team in the Premier League table.