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​Aston Villa boss Smith charged over Man City dismissal

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has found himself charged over his dismissal during their Premier League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Villa lost the game 2-0 and Smith was furious at the way City scored their opening goal.

He felt City midfielder Rodri was offside in the buildup, even though Villa defender Tyrone Mings had taken control of the ball just before he was dispossessed by Rodri.

An FA statement said: "Dean Smith has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 following Aston Villa FC's Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that the manager used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official during the 81st minute.

"Dean Smith has until Tuesday to respond to the charge."

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