Spurs midfielder escapes ban from FA

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has avoided a retrospective ban by the Football Association after he his foot appeared to make contact with Newcastle United’s Kendy, while the winger was on the floor.

The incident happened in the 43rd minute of the Premier League opener, where the Frenchman’s foot landed on the back of the calf of the Newcastle player and referee Martin Atkinson took no action, after already awarding the home side a free-kick.

If the Frenchman had been found guilty by the FA, he would have received a three-match ban which would saw him miss the Premier League fixtures against Fulham, Manchester United and Watford.

As match officials spotted the incident at the time, it means that Sissoko will escape any further action. The £30million former Magpies man came close to scoring, only to see his close range shot well saved.

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  1. Diabolically unfair. If that had been a Newcastle player (think Shelvey in the same match last year), they would have seen red.


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