Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku facing no disciplinary action for Gaetan Bong clash
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 27/11/17 8:56pm
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will face no further action for his clash with Brighton's Gaetan Bong on Saturday, Sky Sports News understands.
Lukaku appeared to kick out at Bong on two occasions just before Ashley Young's shot deflected off Lewis Dunk for what proved to be the winning goal in United's 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
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The Belgium international was left sweating on possible retrospective action as the incident was missed by referee Neil Swarbrick and his team of assistants.
That meant it was referred to a three-man panel of former officials, which has to find a unanimous decision if a player is to be charged.
However, Sky Sports News understands that the panel could not agree that an offence was committed and Lukaku therefore avoids what could have been a three-game ban for violent conduct.
The December 10 derby clash with Manchester City was among the games Lukaku could have missed had he been sanctioned.