Leeds United centre-back Liam Cooper has today been charged with violent conduct by the FA following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Reading on Saturday.
The former Hull City and Chesterfield defender allegedly stood on Reece Oxford in the second half of their Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium, a game that was won in the first half courtesy of Yann Kermorgant’s 11th goal of the campaign.
The result took Jaap Stam’s team above Leeds into fourth in the division, and further repurcussions look to be headed Cooper’s way, with the 25-year-old having until 6pm tonight to respond to the charge, and facing at least a three-match ban from domestic competition.
Garry Monk’s side thus look set to be without the defender for their crucial trip to 12th place Brentford tonight, with the Whites hoping to get back to winning ways and consolidate their place in the top six with victory.
However, Reading emerged victorious on Saturday, and several supporters took to Twitter this afternoon as well to share their delight at seeing Cooper charged by the FA…
— Alex James (@ManLikeWatson) April 4, 2017
— SuffolkRoyal (@SuffolkRoyal) April 4, 2017
— Olly Allen (@OllyAllen1998) April 4, 2017
Liam Cooper banned for a long time is needed.
— . (@DannyWillixms) April 4, 2017
— Alex McCormack (@AJMcCormackk) April 4, 2017