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‘Not even shocked’ – Leeds fans outraged as Aston Villa player Conor Hourihane’s actions are unpunished

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‘Not even shocked’ – Leeds fans outraged as Aston Villa player Conor Hourihane’s actions are unpunished

Footage showed Conor Hourihane throwing his arm towards Mateusz Klich.

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane will face no retrospective action for his antics against Leeds United, The Yorkshire Post reports.

In the melee following Leeds’ controversial goal, several actions have been looked at. But Hourihane confronting Mateusz Klich will not be punished.

Leeds opened the scoring at Elland Road in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in controversial fashion.

With Jonathan Kodjia down on the ground, Tyler Roberts slowed and looked like he would put the ball out of play.

But instead, he rolled it down the line for Klich, who cut inside and scored. This goal was followed by a mass brawl before Marcelo Bielsa allowed the Villans to walk in an equaliser.

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In the post-goal fracas, Anwar El Ghazi was shown a red card. But replays show that Patrick Bamford theatrically overplayed the contact with El Ghazi.

As a result, the FA overturned El Ghazi’s red card and charged Bamford, meaning the striker faces a two-match suspension.

But Hourihane will not face punishment. Footage captured the Irish midfielder appearing to throw his arm into Klich’s midriff but the FA have decided it was not “violent conduct”.

Here are some tweets from incredulous Leeds fans after the FA chose not to punish Hourihane.

 

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