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Tottenham And Aston Villa Fined £20,000 For Failing To Control Players In League Clash

The Premier League duo have been fined following match at Villa Park on November 2…

Premier League duo Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa have both been fined £20,000 by the FA for ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’.

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Spurs came from behind to beat Villa 2-1 earlier this month, but the key moment of the game arguably came mid-way through the second-half, when Christian Benteke was sent off for raising his hand.

A scuffle involving numerous players broke out at the Villa Park game on November 2 after the home team’s Belgian striker received his marching orders.

Reports in the Daily Mail explain that Benteke received a three-match ban for lashing out at Tottenham’s Ryan Mason – a punishment manager Paul Lambert labelled ‘excessive’.

The Villa boss remains adamant that the punishment does not fit the crime, even though the FA disagreed. Lambert’s side have struggled since taking ten points from their first four games, losing six in a row before a goalless draw with West Ham.

Tottenham’s win against Villa is one of only two victories in their last nine league matches. The North London club were beaten by Stoke City last weekend, as the difficulties continued for Mauricio Pochettino.

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