Man United Striker Romelu Lukaku Faces Three Match Ban For Kicking Brighton Defender, Could Miss Manchester Derby
Romelu Lukaku could face a three match ban that would rule him out of the Manchester derby with the FA set to review video footage appearing to show the Manchester United striker kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong in a Premier League clash on Saturday.
Lukaku was caught on camera lashing out backwards at Bong twice, after the ball had been cleared from a corner.
The referee 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.
If the FA decide to charge the Belgian striker, he would likely be 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.