Alli On Shelvey Incident

Alli On Shelvey Incident

Alli On Shelvey Incident

It was the kind of incident that has often provoked a furious response from Alli and landed him in trouble in the past.

"It was a game where we had to keep our cool, we didn't want to get too heated up and get brought into what they wanted us to do, which was make it more of a physical game and a battle than a game of football".

"The tackle from Kane was worse (than Shelvey's stamp)", said Benitez.

However, it must be pointed out that Spurs have been in fine form over the past two seasons and it will take a lot for them not to be at least challenging for a top four place.

"[Shelvey's red card] happens sometimes in football. We kept the ball moving, which was hard at times, but I don't want to talk about it too much".

What I would say is [Shelvey] made a mistake.

"I'm sure he'll be disappointed.it was important we stayed professional". There was no need to react today. I've had a few talks with the gaffer in the past. In a stadium that doesn't have good memories for us, it was important to win.

With 20 minutes left, Ben Davies was found by Eriksen with the Welshman scoring the second goal of the game.

Newcastle winger Christian Atsu said after the match that Shelvey has apologised to his team-mates for his red card.

Shelvey, wearing the captain's armband for the Magpies, was dismissed shortly after half-time at St James' Park for petulantly treading on Alli.

"Hopefully he [Shelvey] will learn from that. He has apologised but that changes nothing now".

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