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Wednesday 28 June 2017

McClean could face action from English FA over melee

James McClean is booked
James McClean is booked

Ireland winger James McClean could be the subject of retrospective action from the English FA following a melee at the end of West Brom's 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday.

During the late stages of the match at the Hawthorns, Roberto Pereyra was sent off for reacting to a challenge from McClean, who escaped with just a yellow card following a confrontation and skirmish involving players from both sides. There is a possibility the Derry-born midfielder could face action, after kicking the ball at the Watford player and squaring up to his opponent.

"That's for the authorities to deal with," West Brom boss Tony Pulis said afterwards.

"I just want to enjoy the result. We really worked hard and deserved the result against a team who are very physically strong and make it difficult for you."

Pulis has urged West Brom to maintain their position in the Premier League this month in order to improve their chances when the transfer window opens.

He added: "It gives us a platform going into the window and we're looking to bring one or two players in.

"That's the thing - the chairman will kill me for saying it but that's what we're trying to do," Pulis said.

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