Premier League striker set for three-match retrospective ban for unseen stamp


The FA are set to issue a three-match ban for a challenge that went unpunished this weekend.

Brighton striker Tomer Hemed faces retrospective punishment for his stamp on Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Hemed actually scored the winning goal in the match as Brighton ended Newcastle’s three-match winning streak.

The incident in question occurred late on, after his 51st-minute goal.

“I felt something on my calf. I didn’t see anything. I was on the ground,” Yedlin said after the match.

“Whether it was accidental or not, it doesn’t really matter now

“But I’m sure whoever is on the committee that punishes that sort of thing will figure it out.”

No intent

The Israeli insisted there was no intent.

“It was by accident. I didn’t try to do anything,” Hemed said.

“If I hurt him then I’m sorry. I just told him that if he cannot jump for the ball, why did he push me?

“You can try to take the ball but don’t push me.”

If Hemed’s ban is confirmed, the striker will miss Brighton’s away trip to Arsenal as well as matches against Everton and West Ham.