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    The Football Association Has Charged Southampton Striker Charlie Austin Of Violent Conduct During Draw Against Huddersfield Town

    The FA has charged Southampton striker Charlie Austin with violent conduct after an incident in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.

    Austin had already given the Saints the advantage at St Mary's before Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl was left with a cut on his nose after contact with the forward.

    Head coach Mauricio Pellegrino defended his player over the incident, but Huddersfield counterpart David Wagner claimed that the 28-year-old should have been given a red card.

    However, the FA has decided that Austin's kick was deliberate, resulting in a charge of violent conduct which could lead to a three-match suspension.

    Southampton and Austin have the option to appeal, but the frontman also sustained a hamstring injury during Saturday's fixture and is likely to be absent until 2018.

    Should a three-game ban be enforced, Austin will miss fixtures with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

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