Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji charged with violent conduct by FA

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident late on in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Djilobodji, 28, appeared to swing his arms towards Baggies midfielder Darren Fletcher at an 86th-minute free kick -- a clash missed by referee Craig Pawson but caught on video.

The Senegal international, who was sent off against Hull City earlier this season, faces a potential four-match ban if found guilty of the charge.

An FA statement read: "Papy Djilobodji has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

"The Sunderland defender was involved in an incident with West Bromwich Albion's Darren Fletcher in the 86th minute of the game on Saturday (21 January 2017).

"He has until 6pm on Tuesday 24 January 2017 to reply to the charge."