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Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku escapes FA ban for alleged Brighton kick; free to face Arsenal, Manchester City

The FA investigated claims the Manchester United striker kicked out at Gaeteng Bong during the clash at Old Trafford on Saturday. The incident during United's 1-0 win over Brighton appeared to go unseen by the match officials. Television replays appeared to show Lukaku kicking Bong during the second half corner which led to United's winning goal from Ashley Young. The incident was referred to an independent panel of ex-referees because match official Neil Swarbrick and his colleagues missed it. But the panel failed to reach a unanimous decision that it was a straight red card offence after studying video footage.

It means Lukaku will not be suspended and the news is a huge boost for United boss Jose Mourinho. If the panel had all agreed it was a red card offence then Lukaku would have been hit with a three match ban. The Belgium ace would have missed tomorrow's trip to Watford, Saturday's clash with Arsenal at the Emirates and the explosive derby showdown with City at Old Trafford on December 10. Losing Lukaku for crunch games with the Gunners and Pep Guardiola's league leaders would have been a massive setback to Mourinho.
United are clinging to the coat tails of their bitter-rivals and neighbours and the Portuguese knows losing the derby would all-but end their title challenge before Christmas. Lukaku has made an impressive start to life at United following his £90m summer switch from Everton, plundering 12 goals in all competitions to be their leading scorer.
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