Forest and Leeds charged
Gunter in hot water over Watt clash
Last Updated: August 17, 2010 6:50pm
Gunter: Watt clash sparked melee
Nottingham Forest and Leeds United have been charged with failing to control their players by the Football Association.
The charge comes following what the governing body has deemed to be a 'mass confrontation' during Sunday's 1-1 Championship draw at the City Ground.
Forest defender Chris Gunter is facing a separate charge of violent conduct after appearing to stamp on the foot of Leeds striker Sanchez Watt.
An FA statement said: "Leeds United and Nottingham Forest have both been charged following a mass confrontation between their two sets of players at Sunday's Championship fixture at the City Ground and have been charged under new fast-track rules with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and have until 4pm on Friday August 20 to respond.
"Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest's Chris Gunter has been charged with violent conduct following an incident in the same fixture. Gunter has been offered the penalty of a three-match suspension and has until 6pm on Wednesday 18th August to admit or deny the charge."
Gunter and Watt were handed yellow cards by referee Tony Bates after an exchange that sparked the second-half melee.
TV replays of the incident showed Gunter stamping on Watt's foot, which incensed Leeds manager Simon Grayson, but Forest manager Billy Davies defended his player and claimed Watt had initially stood on Gunter.