CHARLIE AUSTIN might face FA motion after Huddersfield boss David Wagner accused him of intentionally kicking goalkeeper Jonas Lossl within the head.
The Southampton striker despatched the Saints into the lead within the 24th minute, earlier than he was on the centre of controversy at St Mary’s.
Austin was chasing a free ball within the 32nd minute, however regardless that the Swiss shot-stopper claimed the ball, the 28-year-old booted Lossl within the face.
Blood poured from the nostril as medics rushed to his aide, with Wagner blasting the problem after the sport.
The German, 46, stated: “It was a really ugly, nasty problem, this could by no means occur.
“There was a lot distance from the goalkeeper and the ball, Jonas was so early on the ball.
“This could by no means occur. Sadly Charlie Austin made the unsuitable choice in the meanwhile, and this occurred.
“I’ve seen the video footage. The opponent hurts an opponent on objective, even when I don’t wish to say that, nevertheless it seems to be prefer it.”
However Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino disagreed along with his rival.
He stated: “I don’t assume that Charlie goes with unhealthy intention on this second.
“It’s a part of soccer, soccer is a sport with lots of contacts. I respect all people’s opinion, however I didn’t observe unhealthy intention.”
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Austin picked up a hamstring within the second half and Pellegrino expects him to be out for not less than two weeks – rendering a ban irrelevant.
Duriong the sport, Sky Sports activities pundit Charlie Nicholas claiming that Austin is “fortunate it isn’t a crimson card.”
And it was an announcement echoed by BT Sport pundit Glenn Hoddle, who stated: “I can not perceive the place his thoughts is coming from. He knew the goalkeeper was going to take the ball, simply.
“It is not like a 50/50, he is simply adopted via, and I inform you, he might have took his eye out. It was horrendous.”
Former Liverpool and Manchester United ace Paul Ince additionally weighed in along with his opinion, claiming the officers ought to have seen it.
He stated: “It is OK saying retrospective bans and that, however on the finish of the day, they have to see that the officers.”
Twitter customers claimed Austin knew what he was doing, calling his actions “deliberate”.
One social media publish learn: “Charlie Austin has simply caught his studs straight into Lossl’s face intentionally. Completely disgusting, Austin claiming his did not contact him, as Lossl’s face is pouring with blood. Needs to be banned for that, that is terrible.”
However Austin was ultimately pressured off the pitch after he picked up a suspected hamstring harm within the second half.
David Wagner’s males ended up taking a degree again to the John Smith’s Stadium after a 64th minute striker from Laurent Depoitre.
However the Terriers will argue they may have picked up the win ought to they’ve performed virtually 60 minutes towards ten males if Austin had been proven a crimson card.
Right here is only a choice of tweets in regards to the Austin deal with.