Lukaku Escapes Punishment For ‘Alleged’ Kick Out

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has escaped punishment for allegedly kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong.

The incident took place during his side’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday but centre referee Neil Swarbrick didn’t see it.

The Football Association (FA) referred it to three ex-Premier League referees to independently review on Monday however the panelists didn’t unanimously agree that it was a sending off offence.

The decision means the 24-year old Belgium international striker will escape a three-match domestic ban which would have seen him miss crucial league games against Watford, Arsenal and Manchester City.