West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic accused of head-butting & punching Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez

West Ham 0 – Tottenham 1

Tottenham claimed a huge win on Saturday in the Premier League at West Ham United.

Erik Lamela continued his brilliant start to the season scoring the only goal of the game for Spurs.

The Argentine has three goals and one assist this Premier League season.

 

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Tottenham have now won their last four Premier League matches in a row.

Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have kept clean sheets in their last three games.

As for West Ham, they’ve lost their last two matches following their 3-1 win over Man United.

Overall, Spurs are fourth in the table with 21 points. Chelsea are only above Tottenham on goal difference.

West Ham are 15th in the division with seven points from nine games.

Marko Arnautovic vs Davinson Sanchez

Could Marko Arnautovic be facing a ban?

West Ham’s Austrian striker is facing a backlash after he reacted badly in a coming-together with Davinson Sanchez in the second half.

The incident occurred just after the hour mark at the London Stadium.

Arnautovic produced a fine sliding challenge to stop Sanchez passing the ball forward.

Marko Arnautovic tackles Davinson Sanchez

However immediately after the tackle, Arnautovic produced two acts of aggression against the Colombian centre-half.

Firstly Arnautovic ‘head-butted’ Sanchez in the midriff.

Marko Arnautovic ‘head-butted’ Davinson Sanchez

Secondly, Arnautovic stands accused of laying a ‘punch’ on the Tottenham defender.

Sanchez put his left hand on Arnautovic’s head in an attempt to push the Hammers forward away.

Marko Arnautovic accused of punching Davinson Sanchez

Why was Arnautovic so aggressive? Did he simply lose control?

Sanchez looked taken aback after the incident, while Arnautovic managed to avoid a booking for his bad behaviour.

Davinson Sanchez’s recation to Marko Arnautovic

Also see: West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko stretchered off vs Tottenham.

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