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Slimani charged by FA for violent conduct, no charge for Salah

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Newcastle forward Islam Slimani could miss the rest of the Premier League season after being charged with violent conduct by the FA.

A three-person panel found evidence of violent conduct via video after the match in an incident that wasn’t caught by the match official during Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat last Saturday to West Bromwich Albion. In the 80th minute, Slimani allegedly kicked West Bromwich defender Craig Dawson, but somehow the match officials failed to see the incident. Slimani has until May 1 to respond.

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It’s a poor end of the season for what’s been a rough year for Slimani. The Algerian international lost his place in the Leicester City side and on transfer deadline day in February joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season. But including Saturday, Slimani has made just four appearances for Newcastle, with no goals scored.

Unless Claude Puel leaves this summer, Slimani will likely have to find another club again this summer and find his way back into the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has avoided punishment despite looking as if he took a swipe at Stoke City defender Bruno Martins Indi during the side’s scoreless draw on Saturday.

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The Premier League match day moves into high gear with five 10 a.m. ET matches sandwiching Liverpool-Stoke and Swans-Chelsea.

Newcastle United vs. West Brom (CNBC or STREAM HERE)

The Magpies can formally send the Baggies to the drop zone with a point at St. James’ Park.

Southampton vs. Bournemouth (NBCSN on STREAM HERE)

The New South Coast Derby matters deeply to relegation-threatened Saints.

Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City [ STREAM HERE ]

Palace still isn’t safe, and Claude Puel‘s Foxes can be very dangerous and very open.

Burnley vs. Brighton and Hove Albion [ STREAM HERE ]

The Clarets’ pathway to seventh is settled, and the Gulls will have fire in the belly to clinch safety.

Huddersfield Town vs. Everton [ STREAM HERE ]

The Terriers are not safe yet, and the Toffees have been picking up wins but not exactly thrilling anyone.