• Lisa De Vanna in action for Canberra United (Getty Images)
Matildas co-captain Lisa De Vanna has been cited nine days after charging into Melbourne City's Jess Fishlock off the ball and from behind, with her elbow, during Canberra United's W-League extra-time semi-final loss.
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14 Feb 2017 - 10:54 AM  UPDATED 14 Feb 2017 - 10:54 AM

De Vanna rammed into the Welsh international, who fell to the turf, but the incident was not witnessed by the referee and she was initially expected to escape any action as the W-League does not have a match review panel.

De Vanna to get off scot-free after elbow on Fishlock
Canberra United star Lisa De Vanna won't face any sanction for elbowing Melbourne City's Jess Fishlock in the back during Sunday's semi-final, as the W-League does not have a match review panel.

However Football Federation Australia announced on Tuesday that De Vanna had been cited over the February 5 incident and she now faces a disciplinary and ethics committee hearing.

"While there is no MRP review of W-League games, under the regulations applying to the W-League, FFA may cite a player to appear at a hearing in relation to a serious incident that escaped the referee's attention," FFA said in a statement.

"The matter has been referred to the independent disciplinary and ethics committee for hearing to determine whether an offence has been committed, and if so, what sanction should be imposed."

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