Lawrence avoids play-off ban for diving | Total Football News
Last Updated: 07/05/19 1:33pm Tom Lawrence will be available for Derby in the Championship play-offs Tom Lawrence will be available for Derby's play-off semi-final against Leeds after the FA decided not to charge him over alleged diving, Sky ...

Lawrence avoids play-off ban for diving

Last Updated: 07/05/19 1:33pm

Tom Lawrence will be available for Derby in the Championship play-offs

Tom Lawrence will be available for Derby in the Championship play-offs

Tom Lawrence will be available for Derby's play-off semi-final against Leeds after the FA decided not to charge him over alleged diving, Sky Sports News understands.

Lawrence will face no action from the FA following Sunday's 3-1 win against West Brom, in which he went down in the box under a challenge from Kyle Bartley on 73 minutes and was awarded a penalty.

The FA was waiting to review the referee's report from the match before deciding whether or not to retrospectively charge the striker for "successful deception of a match official".

4:58 Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and West Brom

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and West Brom

Frank Lampard's side sealed sixth place in the table with the victory, landing the Sky Bet Championship's final play-off place.

But Lawrence could have been watching the semi-finals from the stands if he had been charged and subsequently found guilty.

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West Brom's Dwight Gayle was retrospectively banned for two matches earlier this season for diving to win a late penalty in the draw at Nottingham Forest.

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