Lukaku escapes three-match ban over Bong clash

Posted on Nov 28 2017 - 1:31am by admin

Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, will face no action for his alleged kick at Brighton’s Gaetan Bong.

Lukaku was caught on camera lashing out backwards at Bong twice, after the ball had been cleared from a corner.

The referee Neil Swarbrick missed the incident at Old Trafford, which happened shortly before Ashley Young’s shot was deflected in by Lewis Dunk, for the only goal of the encounter.

After reviewing video footage from the game, an FA panel failed to come to a unanimous verdict, meaning the 24-year-old will not be charged.

If the FA decided to charge the Belgian striker, he would have been banned for three games; United’s trip to Watford on Tuesday, their visit to Arsenal on Saturday and the Derby against Manchester City eight days later.

Lukaku has scored 12 goals in 20 games since arriving from Everton in a £75million deal in the summer.

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