Dele Alli punch video: Tottenham midfielder could face three-match ban over Claudio Yacob incident

The incident occured in Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Brom at White Hart Lane

James Orr
Monday 25 April 2016 22:07
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Dele Alli clashes with Claudio Yacob
Dele Alli clashes with Claudio Yacob

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli may face a retrospective ban for appearing to punch West Brom's Claudio Yacob in Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Brom which a dealt a crushing blow to their hopes of catching leaders Leicester City in the Premier League title race.

The Foxes now just need one more win to secure the title - and can seal it with three points at Manchester United on Sunday.

Alli began the night collecting his PFA Young Player of the Year award in front of the Tottenham supporters but the midfielder let his frustrations boil over early on with an unnecessary act of petulance.

Referee Mike Jones did not seem to see the incident but the 20-year-old could yet face a three-match suspension if found guilty of violent conduct, a punishment which would rule him out for the rest of the season.

In the match, needing a victory to cut the gap to five points with three games left, the hosts dominated the first half and took the lead when West Brom defender Craig Dawson bundled Christian Eriksen's free kick into his own net.

Tottenham also hit the woodwork three times but became increasingly edgy as the second half wore on and Dawson headed the visitors level after 72 minutes.

West Brom grew in confidence and Tottenham failed to threaten in the closing stages, meaning Leicester can win the title if they beat Manchester United on Sunday.

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