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Sunday 22 September 2019

No FA action over Sissoko incident

The Spurs midfielder appeared to stand on the back of Newcastle winger Kenedy’s leg during Saturday’s Premier League action.

Moussa Sissoko was on the winning side for Spurs against Newcastle (Adam Davy/PA)
Moussa Sissoko was on the winning side for Spurs against Newcastle (Adam Davy/PA)

By Jonathan Veal, Press Association Sport

Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko will face no retrospective action from the Football Association for an apparent stamp on Newcastle winger Kenedy, Press Association Sport understands.

The French midfielder, playing against his former club, tangled with the Brazilian after fouling him and appeared to stand on the back of his leg.

The incident happened just before half-time of Spurs’ 2-1 Premier League win on Saturday.

Sissoko evaded any punishment from referee Martin Atkinson at the time and as the match officials spotted it there will be no further action from the FA.

The 28-year-old, who has been much maligned since his £30million move to Spurs two years ago, played the full game on his return to St James’ Park as his side got off their Premier League campaign off to a winning start.

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