West Brom Official Statement confirms Dwight Gayle has been charged by the FA
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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