Andy Wilkinson charged for elbowing Mario Balotelli

Wilkinson hit with violent conduct charge after Balotelli elbow incident

|

UPDATED:

13:58 GMT, 18 September 2012

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with Manchester City's Mario Balotelli in Saturday's 1-1 draw between the sides.

Wilkinson was said to elbow the Italian and could receive a three-match ban.

Tussle: Mario Balotelli and Andy Wilkinson scrap for the ball

Tussle: Mario Balotelli and Andy Wilkinson scrap for the ball

Balotelli went down after an off-the-ball clash with Wilkinson, the pair having shadowed each other
most of the afternoon.

The officials missed the incident but
it was caught on video and now Wilkinson has until 6pm on Wednesday
September 19 to respond to the charge.