Arsenal & Spurs Charged By The FA After Melee Ensued Following Eric Dier’s Equaliser

By The Editor
on 3rd December 2018

Arsenal and Spurs have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players…


 

Arsenal and Spurs, expectedly, have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players after a melee ensued following Eric Dier’s equaliser on Sunday.

The Spurs destroyer headed home from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick and decided to head over to the Arsenal fans in the corner to celebrate, something our substitutes took exception to.

Stephan Lichsteiner was the first to react, and it resulted in a shoving matching between both sets of players with Mauricio Pochettino feeling the need to run down the touchline to defuse the situation.

The likes of Aaron Ramsey and Matteo Guendouzi made a point of getting their hands on Dele Alli, who always seems to involve himself in these situations.

The FA said, regarding the charge: both clubs were charged with failure to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”. The north London sides

Having said that, the incident put a smile on the faces of most Arsenal fans as we saw flashes of a team which once dominated English football – sometimes through sheer intimidation.

We’ve long been labelled ‘soft’ and lacking ‘fight’, we certainly dismissed those myths on Sunday as we bullied the stadium-less Spurs all over the park.

And, as is often the case when they’re beaten, Spurs lost their discipline and had Jan Vertonghen sent off for what was a nasty tackle on Alexandre Lacazette. He should’ve been given a straight red instead of a second yellow.

Elsewhere, the disgraceful Spurs fan who lobbed a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been charged by the police, Sky Sports reports.

“I don’t accept this behaviour, and nobody accepts it. I think the police are doing their work,” Unai Emery said about the season.



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