Alli faces 6pm deadline for FA charge response

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has until 6pm tonight to respond to a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

Alli’s charge relates to an incident with West Brom’s Claudio Yacob during Monday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, in which the 20-year-old England international appeared to punch his opponent in the stomach.

If found guilty, Alli could face a three-match suspension.

An FA statement on Tuesday read: “Dele Alli has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

“The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in an incident with West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob in the 26th minute of the game last night (Monday 25 April 2016).”

A three-match ban would see Alli miss the rest of the season as Tottenham try to close a seven-point gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester.

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