WATFORD striker Troy Deeney has been fined £20,000 by the Football Association for comments he made after his side's clash with Cherries.

Deeney accused referee David Coote of "bottling" several decisions in the 3-3 draw at Vitality Stadium on Wednesday, January 2.

He admitted an FA charge, accepting his interview "questioned the integrity of the match official and/or were personally offensive in relation to the match official", the governing body announced.

The 30-year-old, who scored twice in the thrilling draw, said Dan Gosling had tried to "do" Tom Cleverley and felt his side should have been awarded a penalty for a Nathan Ake handball.

Deeney said in a Match of the Day interview: "I think the referee, to be fair, bottled it on a few occasions.

"There's a handball right at the end. I'm not one to hammer refs but he bottled it on a few occasions today."

He was handed the fine following an independent regulatory commission hearing on Wednesday.