Tottenham defender could face action after grabbing Manchester United star by his neck

Tottenham Hotspur were utterly dominant against Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night as they secured a well-deserved 2-0 win. Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in just 11 seconds, thumping on to a Dele Alli touch inside United’s box to fire past David de Gea.

Jose Mourinho’s side shot themselves in the foot as Spurs doubled their lead. A cross from right-back Kieran Trippier was unluckily tucked into his own net by central defender Phil Jones.

The Red Devils never looked like coming back into the game and were the second best as Spurs boosted their hopes of finishing in the top four with a fantastic 2-0 win.

There is no doubt that United were outclassed, outwitted and outdone by Mauricio Pochettino’s side, yet Spurs might count themselves lucky they didn’t go down to 10 men in the second half. When United were chasing the game at 2-0 down, Ander Herrera entered the fray in the 70th minute after substitute Marouane Fellaini was forced off with a knee injury.

With 12 minutes remaining for full-time, Herrera and Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen were embroiled in a fight. Vertonghen initially won the ball with a clean tackle before appearing to flick Herrera in the head. It was a naughty gesture from the Spurs defender which Herrera didn’t enjoy and he rightfully confronted the Belgian, who was spotted wrapping his hands around our midfielder’s neck.

Referee Ander Marriner failed to spot the off-the-ball incident and so did the other officials in the game. It wasn’t the only heated moment in the game as Dele Alli was booked late on for taking a swipe at Alexis Sanchez’s ankles, annoying the Chile international, who made his league debut for United.

As far as the Herrera-Vertonghen incident is concerned, retrospective action should be taken against the Spurs defender. It was very clear that the defender caught Herrera’s neck but surprisingly, it was missed by the match officials.

Just how Ashley Young was banned for three games by the FA for elbowing Southampton’s Dusan Tadic, Vertonghen deserves the same kind of punishment. The footages are clear to suggest that the Belgian lost his temper and grappled our midfielder.

We have to wait and see if the FA takes the necessary action.

  • cat butt

    Reality is the FA will pretend it never happened.
    The imaginary world where all teams are treated equally=3 games minimum, wouldnt be surprised if its 5 though.