Official: Tottenham attacker facing spell on sidelines after decision made
By Amir Mir
Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko has been charged by the FA for an alleged act of violent conduct.
Attacking midfielder Sissoko clashed with Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in the goalless Premier League draw at the Vitality stadium on Saturday.
Referee Craig Pawson did not see the incident or take any action, but the alleged elbow was caught on video, with the FA now taking action.
Now, a panel of three former elite match officials will review the incident before deciding whether or not it is a sending-off incident.
It is stated by the FA that for retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.
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The France international has until 6pm on Tuesday October 25 to reply to the charge.
— The FA (@FA) October 24, 2016
But Arter has come to the defence of his fellow pro asking the FA to overlook the clash as Sissoko claimed it was not deliberate.
“He (Sissoko) said it was an accident and I’m happy to take that as gospel” Arter told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match afterwards.
The 27-year-old moved to White Hart Lane from Newcastle last summer for £30million after impressing for France at Euro 2016.
In other Tottenham team news, fans have reacted on Twitter after Chelsea overtook Pochettino’s side in the Premier League table.