Man United's Romelu Lukaku escapes FA action over Gaetan Bong clash
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will face no action for his alleged kick at Brighton's Gaetan Bong, sources have told ESPN FC.
Lukaku appeared to kick out twice at Bong during the second half of the 1-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The incident was not included in referee Neil Swarbrick's match report and, after reviewing video footage, an FA panel failed to come to a unanimous verdict, meaning the 24-year-old will not be charged.
Lukaku could have missed miss games against Watford, Arsenal and Manchester City if he was charged with violent conduct and given a three-game ban.
Cameras caught the Belgium international appearing to aim two kicks at Bong in the build-up to Ashley Young's deflected winner.
The first one did not make any contact but the second seems to catch the Brighton defender in the stomach.
Lukaku has scored 12 goals in 20 games since arriving from Everton in a £75 million deal in the summer but after starting his United career with 11 goals in his first 10 games, he has scored just once in his last 10.
Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.