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Nigel Pearson's penalty comments are reviewed by FA

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The FA have been looking into Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson's post-match comments after Saturday's controversial draw with Nottingham Forest.

Pearson was critical of the decision by referee Anthony Taylor to award Forest a penalty in the 67th minute which allowed Simon Cox to grab a point for the visitors.

He called for officials to become accountable for their decisions.

Pearson was consistent in his condemnation of the penalty decision and the Mercury understands the FA have been reviewing his comments for 48 hours.

However, no decision has yet been made on whether to charge Pearson or not.

At the time, Pearson said he would be shocked if he was punished for his forthright view on the officials.

"If I get in trouble, I think I have missed a trick because I have been careful with what I have said and how I have constructed my sentences," he said.

"If I get fined after what has happened, then there is something seriously wrong with the game."

Pearson said he had not spoken directly to Taylor after the game. But, according to Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll, Taylor had reviewed video evidence of Zak Whitbread's tackle on Billy Sharp, which lead to the penalty award, and stood by his decision.

Pearson, who usually refuses to criticise refereeing decisions and is always careful in his post-match comments, was visibly incensed and spoke strongly and emotionally to television, radio and written media immediately after the game.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle has stated he would like to keep Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford at the club until the end of the season.

Beckford has scored three goals in six appearances for Huddersfield since joining on loan in September.

His loan is due to end on January 1, but Hoyle said he would like to extend the deal with City.

"I think Jermaine's view is he'd probably like to stay with us for the season and hopefully that can be arranged," Hoyle told BBC Radio Leeds.

"He loves it here and gets on very well with Simon Grayson.

"Jermaine is a fantastic character. Before I met him, I thought he had a bit of an attitude, but since I met him he's been a cracking guy."

Nigel Pearson's penalty comments are reviewed by FA


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