Charlie Adam has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct following an incident involving Olivier Giroud during Stoke City's 1-0 win against Arsenal on Saturday.

Adam appeared to stand on the opposing striker during the second half of the game at the Britannia Stadium, something not seen at the time by referee Mike Jones and his fellow match officials. Stoke's Scotland midfielder has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

The FA statement read: "The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred during the fixture between the two sides at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday 1 March 2014.

"Under a new pilot project in Premier League matches this season, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel of former elite referees will be asked by the FA to review it and advise what, if any action, they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.