Dwight Gayle faces retrospective ban for diving as West Brom striker is charged by FA for incident that led to equaliser against Nottingham Forest
- Dwight Gayle went down in penalty area and won spot kick in 89th minute
- Jay Rodriguez converted from spot to rescue point against Nottingham Forest
- FA said: ‘Gayle has been charged for ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’
Dwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom‘s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
The Baggies striker went down in the penalty area under pressure from Alexander Milosevic and Yohan Benalouane in the 89th minute of the Championship clash at The Hawthorns.
Jay Rodriguez duly equalised from the penalty spot to rescue a point for the hosts.
Dwight Gayle has been charged with a dive that led to West Brom scoring a late equaliser
An FA statement read: ‘West Bromwich Albion’s Dwight Gayle has been charged for ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ following the game against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
‘It is alleged he committed an act of simulation which led to a penalty being awarded in the 89th minute of the game.
‘He has until 18:00 on 14 February 2019 to respond to the charge.’
Last season Omar Niasse was banned for two games for diving after winning a penalty for Everton against Crystal Palace.
The West Brom forward could now be hit with a retrospective ban from the FA
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