FA to charge senior figure after Tottenham win at Stoke - report
By Alex Taylor
Mark Hughes could face an FA charge after being sent to the stands in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the Stoke boss may now face further action from the governing body after his histrionics in the fixture.
Hughes, 52, stormed from the technical area to remonstrate with assistant referee Pete Kirkup before exchanging words with fourth official Jon Moss in front of his dug-out.
The Welshman was incensed after left-winger Marko Arnautovic was booked for simulation seconds after a Dele Alli challenge on Jonathan Walters went unpunished.
Hughes then seemed to launch a barrage of abuse at the travelling Tottenham support as goals from Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and Alli sealed his side’s fate.
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“Two decisions I thought should have gone our way so I reacted in a forceful manner,” Hughes told The Sun. “When you come out of your technical area, it’s not allowed – sometimes you forget that.
“Mr Moss, bless him, decided that warranted a sending off, which, by the letter of the law it did. So I have to hold my hands up.”
Stoke now lie bottom of the Premier League with just one point from their first four fixtures this term.
By contrast, Tottenham have enjoyed a strong start to their new domestic campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side picked up eight points from their opening four matches this season and currently sit fourth in the table.
In other Tottenham news, Glenn Hoddle has lamented Tottenham’s missed opportunity last season.