Lukaku escapes three-match ban over Bong clash

Nov 30, 2017, 12:50
Lukaku escapes three-match ban over Bong clash

Lukaku escaped any sanction despite television footage appearing to show him aiming a kick in Bong's direction during United's 1-0 victory on Saturday.

After reviewing video footage from the game, an FA panel failed to come to a unanimous verdict, meaning the 24-year-old will not be charged.

Mourinho is unconcerned about such a drought, however, praising Lukaku's work ethic after newly-promoted Brighton provided what he described as probably the toughest test his second-place team have had all season. So Romelu, for me, (is) fantastic.

The ex-officials couldn't do so, and therefore the Belgian forward will be available for United's vital run of games against Watford, Arsenal and league leaders Manchester City.

Despite getting a vote of confidence from Mourinho, Lukaku will still be hoping to find his scoring boots sooner than later. And unfortunately not every player is the same.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku could face a three-match ban for kicking out at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong, which would rule him out of the Manchester derby.

"In the last minute, Lukaku was fighting and running back like he was in the first minute".

"We will do our best to get a good result at home in front of our fans".