May 06, 2016

    Spurs' Dembele faces lengthy ban over Costa 'eye-gouge' incident


    TOTTENHAM Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele faces a lengthy ban after the Football Association on Wednesday charged him with violent conduct over an incident involving Chelsea's Diego Costa.

    Dembele appeared to gouge Costa's eye during Monday's 2-2 draw between the teams at Stamford Bridge.

    The FA said if the Belgian is found guilty, the standard three-game ban will be "clearly insufficient".

    Chelsea and Tottenham have also been charged with failing to control their players following a series of flare-ups during the game, the result of which led to Leicester City's capture of the Premier League crown.

    The two clubs have until 1700 GMT on Monday (1am on Tuesday, Singapore time) to respond to the charges.