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The Romanian defender struck the Canaries forward in the face in the closing stages of the Baggies' 1-0 win and left the former Everton man requiring plastic surgery

The FA have charged West Bromwich Albion defender Gabriel Tamas with violent conduct after the player made contact with the face of James Vaughan in the match against Norwich.

He has until 6pm on Tuesday, September 13 to lodge an appeal.

No action was immediately taken as the referee did not see the incident, but replays suggested that the player was lucky not to receive a red card in the final moments of the game at Carrow Road.

Vaughan was left bloodied after Tamas’ loose arm struck the Canaries man in the face, meaning he needed treatment in the closing stages of the visitors' 1-0 win and later went on to have plastic surgery.

A late surge from the newly promoted side lead to Vaughan being bought down in the box by the defender's loose arm, only minutes after Tamas himself appealed for a penalty after a challenge from the Norwich forward.