WBA’s Tamas hit by FA charge

The Football Association took action over the incident which

occurred late in the Baggies’ 1-0 Premier League win at Carrow Road

on Sunday. Albion defender Tamas was given until 6pm on Tuesday to

respond to the charge, which would carry an automatic three-match

ban if accepted. The 27-year-old Romanian caught Vaughan with an

elbow to the face during a stoppage-time corner, something Norwich

boss Paul Lambert insisted should have brought a penalty. He added:

“James has gone to see the plastic surgeon. It’s a bad one. It has

gone straight through the lip and they can’t just stitch it up.”

Former Everton striker Vaughan later wrote on Twitter: “Back home!

plastic surgeon sorted me out! think i will have 2 bite my lip over

the ‘incident’ o wait already done that!” West Brom manager Roy

Hodgson defended Tamas, saying he was “100% convinced it is

unintentional”. He added: “It does not make it any better for

Vaughan whether you have got caught intentionally or accidentally –

it is still a painful blow.”