Brighton to contest Tomer Hemed’s FA charge of violent conduct

Brighton will contest the FA’s charge of violent conduct against forward Tomer Hemed for an alleged stamp on Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin,
Hemed fired the winner in Brighton’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Sunday but he was involved in an 88th-minute incident with Magpies defender Yedlin.

An FA statement read: “Tomer Hemed has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton defended Hemed after the game, insisting the Israel international’s stamp on Yedlin was an accident.

“I have seen it, and my absolute impression was that there was no intention, particularly knowing the player,” said Hughton.

“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.”