Calls emerge for Burnley’s Matt Lowton to be retrospectively punished following Watford

Viewers of this afternoon’s clash between Burnley and Watford have taken to social media in numbers to suggest that Clarets’ defender Matt Lowton should be handed a retrospective ban, following a coming together with Isaac Success.

Burnley 1-3 Watford

The two sides went head to head at Turf Moor in a lunchtime kick-off, with hosts Burnley hoping to pick up their first win of the Premier League season at the second time of asking, following their 0-0 stalemate with Southampton last time out.

Watford, meanwhile, were aiming to make it 6 points from 6, after impressing en route to a 2-0 win over Brighton in their campaign opener.

In the end, the form of both sides held true, as Watford continued their excellent start to the season with a 3-1 win this afternoon.

A hectic start to proceedings at Turf Moor saw Andre Gray give the visitors the lead with just 3 minutes on the clock, before James Tarkowski levelled things up 3 minutes later.

Troy Deeney then restored the Hornets’ advantage shortly after the half-time whistle, before Will Hughes rounded out the game’s scoring in the 51st-minute to hand the Hornets all 3 points.

Ban incoming for Lowton?

And, if the FA agree with the judgement of a number of those who took in this afternoon’s clash, then Burnley’s loss may soon be compounded by a ban for one of the Clarets’ key men.

The player in question is defender Matt Lowton, who was spotted standing on the hand of the grounded Isaac Success in what many have since called an intentional act:

As such, there have been widespread calls for Lowton to be handed a 3-match ban for violent conduct online:

‘Nothing in it’

Others, meanwhile, argued that Lowton’s actions were far from intentional:

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