Belfast Telegraph

Three-match ban for Tamas

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas will serve a three-match ban after the Football Association confirmed he had accepted a charge of violent conduct.

The 27-year-old Romanian was handed the charge on Monday over a clash with Norwich striker James Vaughan during the Baggies' 1-0 win at Carrow Road on Sunday.

Tamas had until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge and he has chosen to accept his punishment.

A statement on the FA website read: "West Bromwich Albion's Gabriel Tamas will begin a three match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted a charge of violent conduct.

"Tamas was charged following an incident during West Bromwich Albion's fixture at Norwich City on Sunday 11 September."

Tamas had appeared to catch former Everton forward Vaughan in the face with an elbow at a corner in injury time.

Vaughan had to be treated by a plastic surgeon following the incident, which left him nursing a badly-gashed lip.

Tamas will now miss West Brom's Premier League fixtures against Swansea and Fulham, as well as the Carling Cup tie at Everton.

West Brom have said that they do not believe Tamas was guilty of violent conduct, and that the decision not to challenge the charge was taken because there was little chance of getting the ban overturned.


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