Albion striker Florin Andone has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after last night's FA Cup tie at West Brom.

The Romanian caught Sam Field with his left elbow in the first half of the fourth round replay.

Referee Paul Tierney took no action, but the FA have now reacted to the incident in the match, which was televised lived on BBC One.

An FA spokesman said: "Brighton’s Florin Andone has been charged with violent conduct. It follows an incident in the 27th minute of Wednesday’s game against West Brom in the Emirates FA Cup which was not seen by the match officials but caught on camera."

Andone, who equalised in Albion's 3-1 win after-extra-time, has until 6pm tomorrow to respond.

Albion boss Chris Hughton said after last night's game he was unaware of the incident.

A ban would be a big blow to Hughton and Andone, who also scored in Albion's third round win at Bournemouth.

It would leave only Glenn Murray and Jurgen Locadia, who has been used on the left, as recognised strikers.

Albion host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday and Derby in the fifth round of the FA Cup a week later. They then have a ten-day break until the trip to Leicester on February 26.