Lukaku escapes punishment from FA

Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku will not be charged by the FA for kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong.

Referee Neil Swarbrick missed the incident in the 1-0 win to United on Saturday, but a panel of Premier League referee’s decided on Monday that, as the incident was not a sending off offence, no action should be taken.

The Belgian international escapes a three-match domestic ban which would have seen him miss Premier League games against Watford, Arsenal and Man City.