Beckford hit by FA charge

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Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for elbowing Millwall goalkeeper David Forde.

Beckford, who scored both goals in Leeds' televised 2-0 win over promotion rivals Millwall at Elland Road on Monday to take his season's tally to 23, faces a three-game ban is expected to attend a disciplinary hearing on Friday.

An FA statement read: "The FA have confirmed that Jermaine Beckford has been charged under FA Rule E3 for an incident on the field of play which falls within Law 12 - not seen by the match officials but caught on video."

He added: "The FA have been advised by the match referee that Jermaine Beckford was cautioned for a pushing incident that occurred prior to the incident involving the Millwall goalkeeper.

"The participant has until 6pm on Thursday, February 12, 2009 to admit or deny the charge. A regulatory commission will hear the charge on Friday, February 13, 2009."

Referee Alan Wiley appeared to book Beckford for the incident, which occurred in the 65th minute while the players were waiting for a corner, meaning under FIFA rules the player could not be punished further retrospectively, but the match official has since confirmed in his report that the yellow card was awarded for pushing immediately prior to the incident and not for use of an elbow.

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