Date: 14th February 2019 at 6:21pm
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With the Football Association confirming that West Bromwich Albion striker Dwight Gayle had been charged yesterday with ‘successful deception of a match official’ following on from the penalty award in Tuesday evening’s draw with Nottingham Forest, the 28-year-old Newcastle United loanee had until 6pm this evening to accept the charge, or challenge it.

Gayle, it appears, did contest the charge as reported by a short time ago, and the club stated they supported his view that he ‘was attempting to avoid anticipated challenges’ during the incident but the FA panel have found him guilty of simulation and he will now serve an automatic suspension, beginning with the Aston Villa derby and he will also be out for the Queens Park Rangers match.

The BBC are reporting that he accepted the charge however.

West Brom also confirm that they won’t be launching an appeal here as they believe it would be ‘fruitless’.