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Spurs facing UEFA sanctions

2014-11-28 08:34
Mauricio Pochettino (Supplied)
Mauricio Pochettino (Supplied)
Cape Town - Tottenham could find themselves in hot water with UEFA after Thursday's Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade was temporarily suspended following pitch invasions from multiple Spurs fans.

The north London club secured their place in the knockout stages thanks to Benjamin Stambouli's lone goal, although the achievement was marred when, after 41 minutes, the referee brought a halt to proceedings when a third Spurs fan ran out onto the White Hart Lane playing surface.

The two sets of players then had to depart down the tunnel before being called back out to resume the encounter, and Tottenham have since confirmed via their official Twitter account that the intruders have been "arrested and are assisting police with Spurs [and] their enquiries".

The Premier League side added: "We shall provide an update as soon as we have established the full facts. We apologise to fans for the disruptions caused by this totally unacceptable behaviour."

Speaking after the game, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "I am very disappointed. I know the club will make a statement to explain the situation but I am personally disappointed."

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