Tottenham star avoids punishment following incident vs Newcastle

Tottenham star avoids punishment following incident vs Newcastle

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko after scoring his sides second goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)


Moussa Sissoko has avoided retrospective action after appearing to stamp on Kenedy during Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.

The incident occurred just before half-time, after all three goals – provided by Jan Vertonghen, Joselu and Dele Alli – had already been scored.

Sissoko, lining up against the team he joined Tottenham from for £30 million in the summer of 2016, found himself in a tangle with Kenedy before standing on the back of the winger’s leg.

Whether the “stamp” was intentional is up for debate, but Sissoko seemed genuinely apologetic immediately afterwards, suggesting it was an accident.

The Frenchman was booed throughout his return to St James’ Park but almost managed to get on the scoresheet with a difficult volley despite an inconsistent display.

As a result of avoiding punishment, Sissoko will be available for Tottenham’s solitary game at Wembley against Fulham next weekend.

But if reports are to be believed, it may not be the only time Spurs find themselves playing at the national stadium this season.




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