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FA charge Vieira with violent conduct

The FA have charged Patrick Vieira with violent conduct after the Manchester City midfielder appeared to kick Stoke City's Glen Whelan during the two sides 1-1 Premier League draw last night.

Vieira seemed to kick out at Ireland international Whelan early in the game prompting the FA to charge the 33-year-old French midfielder after reviewing video evidence of the incident.

Match referee Alan Wiley appeared to have words with Vieira following the challenge, however, no card was shown to the Frenchman.

The former Arsenal captain was making just his second start for City since signing from Inter Milan in January but could now be set to miss a number of games through suspension.

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