This season is quickly turning into one dominated by retrospective video evidence. Emmanuel Adebayor could well be facing a ban for provocation after scoring Manchester City’s third yesterday but his attack on Robin van Persie in the 72nd minute is also likely to be reviewed.
Van Persie was left in no doubt: “He set out to hurt me. He changed the angle of his body to allow contact to be made. I find that deeply disrespectful. He has shown a real lack of class to me and the fans. I feel lucky I have not suffered a greater injury. The contact was only centimetres from my eye. He had his own agenda today.”
Adebayor’s responded: “I was trying to kick the ball and I said sorry to him at the end.”
The incident, which hardly leaves much sympathy for the Togo striker, can be seen here.