Pardew not expecting charge for Crystal Palace captain Jedinak

Alan Pardew isn’t expecting Mile Jedinak to face a Football Association charge after he was accused of elbowing West Ham striker Diafra Sakho during Crystal Palace’s win on Saturday at Upton Park, BBC Sport has reported.

It’s understood that the FA are waiting for the report of the referee, Mike Dean, before deciding if they can or should take any action, as Dean didn’t see the altercation at the time. It occurred late in Palace’s 3-1 victory, with the goals coming from Glenn Murray, who claimed a brace before a second half red card, and Scott Dann, while Enner Valencia was on target for the hosts.

Jedinak, the Palace captain who has only recently returned to the Eagles XI after representing Australia in their trophy-winning Asian Cup, stands to miss four games should he be found guilty of violent conduct as the punishment would also take into account a suspension from earlier in the season. Jedinak was sent off in Palace’s 3-1 home defeat against Sunderland.

“I have seen worse where nothing has happened so I will be surprised if something happens,” Pardew said. “But the media have highlighted it and we will have to see where it goes.”

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