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Ingham to learn fate over A-L leg stomp

  • Ingham to learn fate over A-L leg stomp

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10: Referee Chris Beath speaks to Jai Ingham of the Victory during the round 10 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Melbourne Victory winger Jai Ingham will learn on Monday whether he faces an A-League ban for stomping on the leg of Western Sydney defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis.

The pair became tangled late in the second half of Victory's 3-0 win at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Replays show Ingham stood on Aspropotamitis' leg and then stomped on his calf before the young stopper wrapped his arms around Ingham's leg and held on.

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Aspropotamitis attempted to show referee Chris Beath his calf as his teammates appealed for a red card.

While Ingham was given a yellow, he could still be cited by the A-League's match review panel if Beath was deemed to have missed the stomp, which was picked up by officials doing offline video assistant referee trials in readiness for its introduction before the finals series.

"I was hurt," Aspropotamitis said after the match.

"I got stomped on the lower part of my leg, on my calf.

"I thought he had done something to me but in the end he apologised and we moved on from it so it was all good."

Coach Tony Popovic was reluctant to comment after being fined for criticising a referee last month.

"I don't want to talk about the officials. I've had enough of doing that," he said.

"It's better I don't say what I thought.

"We all have opinions. I have an opinion (but) I'm not sure we can do anything about it."

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