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Jan 20, 2021 at 6pm UK at Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-0
Aston VillaAston Villa
Silva (79'), Gundogan (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

McGinn (67'), Taylor (86'), Smith (81')
Smith (81')

Dean Smith charged by Football Association for Manchester City comments

Dean Smith charged by FA for Manchester City comments
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Dean Smith was shown two yellow cards in quick succession at the Etihad Stadium.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been charged by the Football Association after he was sent off against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Referee Jon Moss showed Smith a red card after he remonstrated with the match official following Bernardo Silva's 79th-minute opener at the Etihad Stadium.

"Dean Smith has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 following Aston Villa FC's Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Wednesday," an FA spokesperson said.

"It is alleged that the manager used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official during the 81st minute.

"Dean Smith has until Tuesday [26/01/21] to respond to the charge."

The Villa boss was furious Manchester City midfielder Rodri appeared to run back from an offside position when he dispossessed Tyrone Mings to set up Silva for the breakthrough goal.

Smith revealed, amid his anger on the touchline, he was shown a yellow card by Moss for asking fourth official David Coote "if he got juggling balls for Christmas".

This was swiftly followed by a red card for something else said by the Villa boss.

Smith said: "It wasn't swear words. He (Moss) came over and said he was interpreting the laws of the game. I said, 'Well you should have done that earlier in the game'.

"I think I got treated rather unfairly. I've heard a lot of worse things said to Jonathan Moss before and he's not dealt with it like that. It looks like he couldn't wait to give me a yellow and then a red."

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