Brighton striker Tomer Hemed to miss Arsenal clash after being handed three-match ban

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Tomer Hemed scored Brighton's winner in their 1-0 victory over Newcastle (Source: Getty)

Brighton striker Tomer Hemed will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal after being found guilty of violent conduct during his side’s victory over Newcastle at the weekend.

The 30-year-old, who scored Brighton’s clincher in a 1-0 win, appeared to stamp on Magpies defender DeAndre Yedlin towards the end of the match, and while the incident was not seen by officials, it was caught on video.

Israel international Hemed denied the Football Association (FA) charge but was found guilty after an independent regulatory commission convened to review the incident. He will also be sidelined for Brighton’s league tussles with Everton and West Ham.

Tottenham and West Ham, meanwhile, have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players during Saturday’s derby at the London Stadium, which Spurs won 3-2.

A scuffle in the dying moments of the game, as the Hammers tried in vain to draw level after trailing 3-0, led to five players being booked by referee Michael Oliver.

Members of the Tottenham side reacted angrily to a foul by striker Andy Carroll, which resulted in confrontations and the former Newcastle frontman, Winton Reid, Andre Ayew, Eric Dier and Fernando Llorente being cautioned.

Tottenham had earlier been reduced to 10 men when Premier League debutant Serge Aurier picked up a second yellow card.

An FA statement read: “It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

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