Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez will face no further punishment following an altercation with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny during Saturday’s north London derby.
Sanchez appeared to kick out at Koscielny when the pair became tangled on the ground after a goalscoring opportunity.
According to Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas, the match officials saw the incident and didn’t act at the time, meaning Sanchez will avoid a ban or any other punishment.
It’s probably the correct call. Derby games are always heated, and although Sanchez clearly kicked out at Koscielny, the Arsenal defender admirably didn’t react and the matter was closed within a few moments.
Harry Kane avoided punishment in a similar fashion after going head to head with Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta last week – another moment provoked by the passion of a derby rather than any malicious intent.
Spurs fans were aggravated by a Granit Xhaka tackle on Kane in the first half of the north London derby; the midfielder didn’t even receive a booking for what looked like a red card offence.