19 Mar 2014

Hull's Boyd charged by FA for alleged spit

5:56 am on 19 March 2014

The Hull City midfielder George Boyd has been charged by England Football for allegedly spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during Sunday's Premier League home game.

The pair clashed in the 68th minute of City's 2-0 win when a clearly enraged Hart, angered at what he perceived to be a dive in City's penalty area by Boyd, confronted the Hull player.

Hull manager Steve Bruce defended his player, saying Boyd would "not deliberately spit".

Hart, who was booked after the bust-up, is not facing any further action. The incident was not seen by match officials but caught on video.