Stoke City's Charlie Adam charged by FA for stamp on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

Stoke City's Charlie Adam has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

Adam, 28, appeared to tread on Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud's lower leg in his side's 1-0 Premier League victory.

Saturday's incident was not seen by match officials but captured on video.

In response, the Potters said on their website: "Charlie and the club are surprised and disappointed to learn of this and will appeal vigorously against the decision."

Midfielder Adam has until 1800 GMT on Tuesday 4 March to respond to the charge.

A three-man panel of former referees will be asked to review the footage.

They will then advise the FA what, if any, action they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.