Charged for failing to control their players

Charged for failing to control their players
THREE’S A CROWD: Three West Ham players were shown yellow cards Photo credit Pixabay

WEST HAM United F.C.and Tottenham Hotspur F.C have been charged by the Football Association (FA)for failing to control their players in Saturday’s derby at West Ham’s London Stadium in Stratford.

Tottenham won the Premier League match 3-2 but almost lost their three-goal lead as West Ham pressed for an equaliser in stoppage time.

Both clubs had until 6.00pm last night (Thursday) to respond to the charge.

A statement from the FA said: “It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

Five players were cautioned by referee Michael Oliver in stoppage time.

West Ham’s Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Andre Ayew were shown yellow cards, while Eric Dier and Fernando Llorente were booked for Tottenham.

The incident prompting the charge came after a foul by Carroll which brought angry reactions from both sides and saw four players booked.

Ayew’s caution for a foul came earlier in stoppage time.

Tottenham were under pressure after being reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes remaining when Serge Aurier received a second yellow card.

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