Hackett: Tottenham set for FA charge as controversial Tanganga footage emerges
Keith Hackett has claimed there is “no doubt” Tottenham could be hit with an FA charge of failing to control their players in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-FIFA and Premier League referee claimed the scenes following Japhet Tanganga and Wilfried Zaha’s altercation just after the hour mark could see Spurs hit with a fine.
Tanganga blatantly pushed Zaha to the ground after he got the ball past him with a trademark run.
Zaha was angered by Tanganga’s clear foul play and confronted the Spurs man about his challenge.
Both players were subsequently shown yellow cards for the incident.
Players from both sides ran over to break up the altercation before play resumed.
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Tanganga was shown a second yellow shortly after for his challenge on Jordan Ayew.
Spurs then shipped three goals as they lost their first Premier League game of Nuno Espirito Santo’s reign.
“I’ve no doubt, like we outlined with Chelsea, that the FA will bring a charge,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“I’m sure the FA will look at this particular incident, particularly if it has been put in the post-match incident report by the FA.”
Chelsea were charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the aftermath of Liverpool’s penalty at Anfield prior to the international break.
They were slapped with a £25,000 fine for the incident in the 1-1 draw.