The FA make decision in Dwight Gayle case
Dwight Gayle has discovered his fate after being accused of diving.
The Newcastle loan striker was charged with ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ when winning a penalty for West Brom on Tuesday night.
Gayle has been found guilty as charged and will miss two matches.
He will now miss the Baggies’ home game against Villa on Saturday and then away at QPR on Tuesday.
West Brom Official Announcement:
‘Dwight Gayle has been suspended for two games by the Football Association after being found guilty of simulation in this week’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.
The Club supports Dwight’s view that he was attempting to avoid anticipated challenges in the 89th-minute incident which led to a penalty award for Albion.
Although disappointed with the outcome, Albion have regrettably concluded any appeal would be fruitless.
The Baggies striker will now miss the next two games against Aston Villa and QPR in the Sky Bet Championship.’
The Mag – 13 February 2019:
Dwight Gayle has been charged by the FA.
West Brom confirming in an official statement that the Newcastle loan striker is accused of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ on Tuesday night.
The Baggies twice went behind to Nottingham Forest, Jacob Murphy levelling the first time.
Then after West Brom went behind once again, Dwight Gayle won a penalty with a minute to go.
Jay Rodriguez put the spot-kick away to secure a 2-2 draw.
It is that late incident which as promoted the charge, Gayle accused of ‘an act of simulation.’
It looks likely the charge will stand and the probably punishment a two match ban.
Assuming it would be effective immediately, Dwight Gayle would miss Saturday’s big home game against Aston Villa and an away game at QPR on Tuesday night.
West Brom Official Statement:
‘Dwight Gayle has been charged with ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ by the Football Association following Tuesday night’s draw with Nottingham Forest.
It is alleged he committed an act of simulation which led to a penalty being awarded in the 89th minute.
Albion have been given until 6pm on Thursday, February 14 to respond to the charge.
The Club will be making no further comment at this time.’
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