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Spurs midfielder escapes three match ban

Tottenham Hotspur's Tom Huddlestone has today heard that he will not be punished for the incident involving Johan Elmander during the clash with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Video replays seemed to show the England midfielder stamp on the Swedish forward, an act that left Elmander and his team mates fuming with referee Chris Hoy.

It is Hoy's statement that he saw the incident and felt there was nothing wrong with it that has caused the FA not to follow it up due to FIFA rules.

An FA spokesman stated today: "We can confirm there will be no action taken against Tom Huddlestone."

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will be delighted that Huddlestone will escape a three match ban, he said of the incident:

"I'm going to say something that you probably don't even believe: I never even saw it - and I still haven't seen it.

"I'll go outside and I'll watch it right now, but I genuinely haven't seen the challenge.

"I know there are a few managers that say they didn't see what happened, and I'm not becoming one of them but I never saw what happened."

Redknapp did claim however that he spoke to the Bolton camp after the match about the incident:

"I spoke to them afterwards and they said they felt it was an accident."

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