Aston Villa striker Rachel Daly has been handed a three-match ban by the Football Association for violent conduct during her team’s game against Bristol City on Saturday (3).
Daly appears to have elbowed Robins defender Megan Connolly in the face in the 39th minute of the game. Although the incident wasn’t picked up by the match officials, it was filmed by television cameras.
The team published a statement about the situation this Wednesday (7), saying that The FA alleged that the situation constitutes violent conduct. The statement clarifies that Daly “admitted this charge and accepted the automatic penalty for violent conduct”.
The three-match ban is the automatic penalty for violent conduct. Daly will miss Villa’s League Cup quarter-final against Brighton on Wednesday (7), and also their WSL matches against Tottenham on February 18, and Liverpool on March 3.