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FA confirm investigation after Wolves’ Podence accused of spitting at Brennan Johnson

The English Football Association have, on Saturday evening, opened an official investigation into a headline-grabbing incident late in the Premier League meeting between Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

For those who may have missed it, Forest and Wolves – separated by just a solitary point in the table in England’s top-flight – went head-to-head at the City ground earlier today.

And, when all was said and done in a testy affair in Nottingham, the two sides could not be separated, en route to an eventual 1-1 stalemate.

After the hosts’ Brennan Johnson opened the scoring in the clash late in the first-half, Daniel Podence bagged a decisive equaliser inside the closing ten minutes.

And, with just moments remaining in proceedings at the City Ground, goalscorer Podence, once more, took his place centre stage in the headlines.

On this occasion, however, it unfortunately came for altogether less positive reasons.

Neil Swarbrick, the Video Assistant Referee in charge of proceedings, ultimately came to the conclusion that the footage at his disposal was inconclusive, with Podence, as a result, having escaped punishment.

As alluded to above, though, Wolves may not have heard the last of the incident just yet.

As confirmed in the aftermath of Saturday’s action, the FA have opened an official investigation into the incident, to ascertain if Podence was indeed guilty of misconduct.

Should such a conclusion ultimately be reached, then the Portuguese will likely be in line for a retrospective punishment, in the form of a ban.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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