Tarkowski charged over Murray clash

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has landed a violent conduct charge from the Football Association for an apparent elbow on Brighton striker Glenn Murray on Saturday.

The two players had an eventful duel at the Amex Stadium, with Tarkowski conceding a penalty in the 35th minute for a clumsy challenge on Murray, who then fired over from 12 yards.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton felt his team should’ve had another spot-kick just before half-time when the pair clashed inside the box again.

TV replays showed Tarkowski catching Murray in the ribs with an elbow, which went unnoticed by referee Chris Kavanagh, and has led to retrospective action from the FA.

“We should have had another penalty, when there was a good old-fashioned challenge between Murray and Tarkowski – which we all want to see – but it should have led to a penalty,” Hughton said after the goalless draw.

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