Jay Rodriguez has been reported to the FA for allegedly abusing defender Gaetan Bong during West Brom’s 2-0 win over Brighton.

The pair exchanged words after they were involved in a flare up during the second half of The Hawthorns clash.

The issue has been passed to the FA, although Albion have given their full backing to the former Southampton striker.

This is all we know so far:

What happened?

Bong was clearly unhappy on the pitch and made his feelings known to referee Martin Atkinson.

He then consulted fourth official Tony Harrington, but was happy to allow play to continue without punishing Rodriguez.

It’s not yet clear if Atkinson was made fully aware of the allegations Bong has made or the exact nature of the alleged offence.

What did the managers say after the game?

Both managers were asked about the alleged flashpoint after the match.

“There’s been an allegation made by the Brighton full-back to the referee and that allegation will go to the FA,” Baggies boss Alan Pardew.

“I haven’t seen the incident. But knowing Jay Rodriguez I find it very difficult to understand if I’m honest that there has been an allegation of any kind.

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“We’ll have to wait and see. I don’t know, it’s been directed straight to the referee.

“Jay Rodriguez claims the allegation is untrue.”

Chris Hughton said: "Bong has reported Jay Rodriguez for something that was said to him.

"It's being handled correctly by the ref. He's aware of the allegation and that will go through to the FA.

"It was dealt with in the correct manner. There's allegations made against Jay Rodriguez.

"The nature of those will be made clear by the FA. It was something said to him and it is being dealt with in the correct manner."

The incident took some of the gloss off a morale-boosting win that gives Pardew and the Baggies renewed hope in their survival mission.

What does Rodriguez say?

The Baggies striker vehemently denies any wrongdoing, saying his actions and words were just implying Bong had bad breath.

What has Bong said?

The Cameroonian posted a comment on his official Twitter feed: “Some words should not be said on a football field and specially not by players Rodriguez words are unforgivable for the man I am!!”

What about the investigation?

The club have given their full backing.

Albion Director of Football Administration Richard Garlick said: “The club will co-operate fully with the FA throughout this investigation and, as has been indicated from the outset, remains fully supportive of Jay.

"We will not be making any further comment at this stage."