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Romelu Lukaku Avoind FA Ban for Gaetan Bong incident

The Football Association has decided to take no further action against Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku for his part in an incident involving Brighton & Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong.

Seconds before Lewis Dunk’s own goal led to United prevailing 1-0 at Old Trafford, Lukaku appeared to aim a kick at Bong after an exchange inside the penalty area.

Reports had suggested that Lukaku would be banned for United’s next three domestic matches, which include showdowns with both Arsenal and Manchester City.

However, the FA has opted against handing a suspension to the Belgian international, who will now be free to feature in United’s away clash at Watford on Tuesday night.

Lukaku had faced the prospect of missing his first league game for United having started each of the club’s 13 fixtures in the Premier League since a summer move from Everton.

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