Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham has been charged with retrospective violent conduct over an incident with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen on Saturday.

Wickham, who faces a three-match ban if found guilty, appeared to elbow Vertonghen in the face as he was marked at a Crystal Palace corner in the 69th minute of Spurs' 3-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Vertonghen also picked up an injury in the aftermath of the incident and was eventually substituted in the 75th minute, replaced by Kevin Wimmer.

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After referee Martin Atkinson took no action during the game, the incident was referred to a three-man FA panel, which unanimously agreed on the charge.

And the FA confirmed on Monday: "Wickham has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

"The matter was referred to a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offense.

"The player has until 6pm on Tuesday January 26, 2016, to reply to the charge."