West Brom vs Crystal Palace: Craig Dawson escapes punishment for Julian Speroni challenge

The clash happened during the 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns

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West Brom defender Craig Dawson has avoided punishment for his challenge on Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni after the Football Association's disciplinary committee reviewed the incident, Press Association Sport understands.

Dawson caught Speroni in the face with his elbow at a corner as Victor Anichebe headed home West Brom's opening goal at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Speroni subsequently had to be replaced, with Palace boss Neil Warnock describing the challenge after the match as "almost an assault".

However, it was not deemed to be a red card offence and so Dawson was spared a retrospective sanction.

Speroni watched on from the substitutes' bench as Palace conceded a late penalty and Dawson's Baggies earned a 2-2 draw, having been 2-0 down at half-time.

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