Romelu Lukaku to avoid FA action for alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren

Romelu Lukaku to avoid FA action for alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren

Romelu Lukaku will escape any action for his alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren during Manchester United’s goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday.

The Football Association chose not to pursue a case against the Belgian despite protestations from Lovren during the game that he took a whack to his face.

Lovren tackled Lukaku causing the striker to stumble over his body on the floor as he looked to run into the space vacated by the Croatian but appeared to make contact with the heel of his boot as he tried to escape.

The referee took no action at the time as the game played on and the FA have seen it in the same manner by opting not to charge the player.

It was the second contentious decision Lukaku was involved in during the game after he went through the back of defender Joe Gomez on the half-way line to send him spinning in the air.

One fan tweeted: “Will Lukaku get a three-match ban for that? Hemed did for his ‘stamp’.”

Another said: “Lukaku should have got ten games for that stamp, he could have killed him.”

A fellow user said: “Stamp on the back AND a kick into Lovren’s face from the former Chelsea man. Retrospective action.”

Another viewer called Lukaku’s actions a “blatant” stamp and another said he should have received a red card.

One fan wrote: “How is he still on the pitch? Disgusting stamp on Lovren, hope FA is watching.

He said: “I’ve got to believe that boy didn’t mean that.

“Both his feet got tangled up with Lovren. Lukaku’s left foot brushes Lovren and that knocks him off balance.

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