Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino relieved Alli was unscathed after bottle incident


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Mauricio Pochettino expressed his relief that Dele Alli was not hurt after being hit on the head by a water bottle hurled from the stands by an Arsenal fan, as English football endured another supporter flashpoint.

The controversy occurred in the 73rd minute of Tottenham’s 2-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final win and it followed the racial abuse of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling at Chelsea and the banana skin thrown at Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by a Spurs fan during this month’s Premier League derby.

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Written by David Hytner at the Emirates Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/20/spurs-mauricio-pochettino-dele-alli-bottle-carabao-cup under the title “Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino relieved Alli was unscathed after bottle incident”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.