Wolves star faces lengthy ban after FA charge as Premier League relegation battle takes fresh twist
Tempers flared between Wolves and Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon
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Podence struck late in the second half to cancel out Johnson’s first-half opener as the Premier League relegation rivals shared the spoils.
There was a VAR check on the alleged spit but there was no further action taken at the time.
Johnson said on Saturday: “I am not going to make an allegation against him, but I felt some spit come towards my face but the referees have had a look at it and didn’t give a red card.
“It is done now, so I am completely fine with it. At the end of the day, it is the VAR team having a look at it.
“I saw what I saw close up but they are having a lot of different looks at it and at the end of the day it wasn’t given as a red card so I will get on with the game.”
The FA also charged Forest for a failure “to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or do not behave in a way which is improper”.
Forest assistant Alan Tate and his Wolves counterpart Pablo Sanz have also been charged for “improper and/or violent behaviour” after the pair were shown red cards early in the second half.
Podence has been given until April 12 to respond to the charge which means a potential ban is likely to arrive before Saturday’s home game with Chelsea.
Wolves’ remaining games this month come against Brentford, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Brighton.