上海夜网论坛LZ

Confirmed: Tottenham’s Dele Alli handed three match suspension

first_img Dele Alli in action for Tottenham Hotspur 1 Dele Alli has been handed a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association which rules him out of action for the rest of the season.The 20-year-old Tottenham midfielder was hit with the suspension after appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in Monday night’s 1-1 draw between the two sides at White Hart Lane, which all-but ended SPurs’ title chances.Alli accepted the FA charge – but saw his claims that the accompanying three-match ban would be an excessive punishment thrown out.Named PFA Young Player of the Year last week, Alli had been fouled twice in the early stages by the Argentinian and looked to react when the two came together in the penalty area.The incident was missed by referee Mike Jones but the FA acted quickly in charging Alli and announced on Thursday evening that a three-match ban was his punishment.“Dele Alli will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he committed an act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video,” an FA statement read:“The player accepted The FA’s charge but contested that the automatic penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.“This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Thursday 28 April 2016].“The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in a 26th minute incident with West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob during their game on Monday [25 April 2016].”The news will come as a blow to Spurs and their head coach Mauricio Pochettino, although losing Alli now is less of a loss with the North London side unlikey to beat Leicester to the Premier League title.The draw against the Baggies, which saw Craig Dawson equalise his first-half own goal, leaves the Foxes just three points away from silverware, heading into their clash against Manchester United on Sunday.Alli has shone in his debut season at Spurs, and the benefit of his suspension is that the youngster will be fresh and fit heading into the European Championships this summer.last_img read more