Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett believes Tottenham Hotspur will receive an FA charge after some controversial footage emerged.
The Lowdown: Torrid time at Palace
Tanganga, who had started the season strongly at right-back, endured a nightmare afternoon at Selhurst Park on Saturday as Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace.
The defender was sent off for two yellow cards, one coming on the back of an altercation with Wilfried Zaha on the counter-attack.
He will now miss Sunday’s game with Chelsea, but he could face a further charge according to Hackett.
The Latest: No doubt
As per Football Insider, Hackett has claimed there is ‘no doubt’ that Tottenham could face an FA charge for failing to control their players in the scuffle involving Zaha and Tanganga.
Hackett said: “I’ve no doubt, like we outlined with Chelsea, that the FA will bring a charge.
“I’m sure the FA will look at this particular incident, particularly if it has been put in the post-match incident report by the FA.”
Chelsea were fined £25,000 by the FA for failing to control their players in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool prior to the international break.
The Verdict: More bad news…
Despite kicking off the Numo Espirito Santo regime with three straight wins, Spurs were brought back down to earth with a list of errors on Saturday afternoon and a potential charge from the FA will just add to their problems.
Tanganga’s poor challenge on Zaha, where it seems he pushes the winger’s face at speed, was the start of the collapse from Tottenham and they were made to pay for it as they fell to a crushing defeat.
With the problems they endured in the aftermath of the international break, Tanganga joins the long list of players out and makes Sunday’s fixture with Chelsea an extremely difficult one.
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