As expected the English Football Association have given Tottenham’s Dele Alli a three-match suspension for the punch he threw into Claudio Yacob’s stomach in the first half of the club’s 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on Monday night.
With three games left of the season that means he will miss what could be a vital game for Newcastle United on May 15th when we meet Spurs in the final game of the season at home.
The draw against West Brom also leaves Tottenham 7 points behind Leicester City with just three games to go.
Dele Alli – Tottenham and England midfielder
That means Leicester need only 3 points in their final three games to be only the sixth club ever to win the Premier League.
The others are the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Blackburn.
It was also be a big win for English football and the Premier League and show that having loads of money doesn’t necessarily mean the big clubs can win the Premier League every season.
More importantly, it means smaller clubs are in with a chance.
It will be terrific if Leicester can pull this off – which now looks almost certain to happen.
The absence of Dell Alli will also give Newcastle a decent chance of all 3 points against Tottenham on May 15th.
Howay The Lads!!