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Delli Alli Out Of The Season

The PFA Young Player of the Year will miss the rest of the Premier League season following the incident during Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.

PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli will miss the remainder of the Premier League season after being hit with a three-match ban by the FA.

The Tottenham midfielder, 19, has been suspended following his punch on West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob , during Monday’s 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

A statement released by the FA declared: “Dele Alli will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he committed an act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

“The player accepted The FA’s charge but contested that the automatic penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.

“This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Thursday 28 April 2016].

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in a 26th minute incident with West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob during their game on Monday [25 April 2016].”

Alli took to Twitter following the ruling, insisting that he will learn from the incident.

“Gutted that my season is over,” he posted.

“Shouldn’t have reacted like I did. Will learn from this and come back stronger.”

Referee Mike Jones missed the incident, but Alli faced retrospective action after being caught on TV. The incident was referred to a panel of three former referees.


Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur argues with Claudio Yacob of West

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted after the incident that he was unhappy with the treatment the young England midfielder had received, as Spurs title hopes were all but extinguished by Tony Pulis’ side.

“Sometimes the opponent find him and try to provoke, they know he has a strong character and may react,” he said.

I don’t know what has happened, we will see. I have nothing to comment now but Dele has a strong character if you wind him up.”

Alli has played a key role in Spurs’ title challenge during his breakthrough season in the top flight.

The midfielder has scored 10 goals and made nine more during an outstanding debut season in north London, propelling him into Roy Hodgson’s England squad ahead of this summer’s European Championships.

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