​Newcastle United forward Islam Slimani has been hit with a charge of violent conduct by the Football Association, after appearing to kick out at a West Bromwich Albion player during Saturday's home defeat to the Baggies.

Slimani, who is on loan from Leicester, was caught on video lashing out, and ​the FA confirmed on Monday evening that the incident would be reviewed, with a potential three-match ban in the pipeline.


The FA statement read: "​Newcastle United’s Islam Slimani has been charged with violent conduct following an incident during the game against ​West Bromwich Albion on Saturday [28 April 2018].

"It happened in the 80th minute and was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

He has until 6pm on 1 May 2018 to respond to the charge.

"Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time are referred by The FA to a panel of three former elite match officials. Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.

"For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous."

Slimani has had a rough time at Newcastle so far, making just four league appearances since moving from ​Leicester in January. Should his ban come to fruition, he may not feature for the Magpies again - providing they don't take up an option to sign him permanently.

The FA have on Monday however ​decided not to charge Liverpool's Mohamed Salah with violent conduct, despite the Egyptian appearing to lash out at Bruno Martins Indi during the Reds' 0-0 draw with ​Stoke - which also took place on Saturday.