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.



  1. I’m absolutely surprised that FA wouldn’t take any further action on his stamp on Kos. and all they could say is match officials saw it. They saw it but failed to take action. I won’t be surprised if it’s coming from an arsenal player in the nearest fixtures if the FA will act out in similar climes.

  2. No surprise to us Gunners mate. We get players sent off for farting in the wrong direction but the Spuds can headbutt, kick out, dive and dive again and they get praised. This is what our game has come to ie bent offcials and biased TV.

  3. This website is for the use of Spurs fans so I suggest Woolwich clear off and remain on their’s if they have one that is.


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