- Tomer Hemed charged with violent conduct in victory against Newcastle
- He scored winning goal but appeared to stamp on DeAndre Yedlin later on
- Brighton contested charge but independent comission ruled against him
Brighton striker Tomer Hemed will serve a three-match ban after a retrospective violent conduct charge from the Football Association was found proven.
Hemed scored the only goal as the Seagulls beat Newcastle in a Premier League clash at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.
However, the Israeli forward was later involved in a coming together with DeAndre Yedlin and appeared to stamp on the Newcastle defender’s leg.
Tomer Hemed’s appeal into the three-match ban failed after he was judged to be guilty
Hemed had been charged with violent conduct after appearing to stamp on DeAndre Yedlin
The FA subsequently charged Hemed with ‘an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video’.
Despite the Brighton striker contesting the charge, an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday afternoon ruled against him.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton had defended Hemed after the game, insisting the Israel international’s stamp on Yedlin was a pure accident.
Hemed scored the winner against Newcastle, earning a valuable three points
GRAHAM POLL’S VERDICT ON ‘STAMP’
Andre Marriner appeared to miss the alleged stamp when Tomer Hemed clashed with DeAndre Yedlin.
There was contact on Yedlin’s ankle but my first thought was Hemed tried to avoid his opponent.
The FA will look at it but the level of intent is hard to determine.
Speaking following his side’s 1-0 victory on Sunday, Hughton said: ‘I have seen it, and my absolute impression was that there was no intention, particularly knowing the player.
‘My first impression was that there was absolutely no intent. I was unaware of it at the time, and I have just been shown it.’
But his words have fallen on deaf ears and Hemed will miss clashes against Arsenal, Everton and West Ham.