Brighton’s Florin Andone may be banned after West Brom

West Brom 1 – Brighton 3

Brighton will host Derby County in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

That’s after the Seagulls beat West Brom 3-1 at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night.

Two goals from Glenn Murray in extra time earned Brighton their spot in the next round of the cup.

Kyle Bartley fired West Brom ahead in the 77th minute before Florin Andone levelled in the 82nd.

Florin Andone elbowed Sam Field in the face

Should Andone have still been on the pitch when he scored for Brighton eight minutes from time?

The 25-year-old Romanian striker could be in hot water after he threw an elbow against the Baggies.

Battling for a high ball in the first half, Andone clocked Sam Field in the face.

Florin Andone elbowed Sam Field in the face (1)

Did Andone know what he was doing? That appeared little doubt of that as the Brighton forward was obviously aware of where Field was standing.

Field was left holding his face after the foul.

Florin Andone elbowed Sam Field in the face (2)

Will Andone be punished?

As reported in the Times on Thursday, Andone may yet face punishment for throwing an elbow:

The Romania forward faces possible retrospective action after replays showed an elbow to the face of Sam Field, the West Brom midfielder, after half an hour.

Paul Tierney, the referee, did not spot the offence, Andone went unpunished and netted the late goal that cancelled out Kyle Bartley’s bizarre opener for the hosts five minutes earlier.

The note that ref Tierney missed the incident altogether means that the foul can be reviewed by the FA.

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