Suspended Deli Alli out for rest of the season

Dele Alli will not play for Tottenham again this season after the FA handed him a three-match ban for violent conduct.

The 20-year-old midfielder was hit with the suspension after appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in Monday night’s 1-1 draw between the two sides at White Hart Lane.

Alli accepted the FA charge - but saw his claims the accompanying three-match ban would be an excessive punishment thrown out.

Named PFA Young Player of the Year last week, Alli had been fouled twice in the early stages by the Argentinian and looked to react when the two came together in the penalty area.

The incident was missed by referee Mike Jones but the FA acted quickly in charging Alli and announced yesterday a three-match ban was his punishment.

“Dele Alli will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he committed an act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video,” an FA statement read:

“The player accepted The FA’s charge”.

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