Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko could reportedly be set for a three-game ban over the incident involving Bournemouth’s Harry Arter on Saturday.
The 27-year-old clashed with his opposite number late on in the goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium at the weekend, with replays showing that he caught Arter in the face with an elbow.
While the French international escaped punishment at the time with referee Craig Pawson not seeing the incident, it hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the FA acting retrospectively, as noted by The Mirror.
Pawson will submit his official match report with the FA on Monday, and it’s been claimed that they could decide to take action with a three-game suspension being the likely outcome given the nature of the incident.
Arter revealed that Sissoko apologised to him after the game and accepted it after initially being outraged by the contact, as noted in the report. However, despite the commendable response from the Bournemouth man, it may not be enough to save the Spurs star from a ban.
It was a disappointing result for boss Mauricio Pochettino as his side missed the chance move clear at the top of the Premier League, with their frustration compounded by the fact that both Arsenal and Manchester City dropped points over the weekend too.
Nevertheless, it could get worse for the Argentine tactician if the FA rule Sissoko out of action for the next few weeks for the elbow.