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Mousa Dembele gets six games for Diego Costa eye gouge

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has received a six-match ban for his actions just before half time in Monday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.  If you need a reminder, here he is trying to gouge out Diego Costa's left eye.

So twice the standard ban-length for this act is the new precedent, assuming The FA keep to their own precedents, which may not always be a valid assumption.

Mousa Dembélé will serve a six-match suspension with immediate effect after he committed an act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder accepted the charge but denied The FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches which would otherwise apply to this offence was clearly insufficient.

An Independent Regulatory Commission upheld The FA's claim at a hearing today [Friday 6 May 2016] and ordered that an additional three-match suspension was appropriate.

-source: The FA

So Dembele's season is over and he's also set to miss the first four games of next season.

The FA's charges against Chelsea and Spurs for failing to control their players will not be ruled on until next week.  Both clubs have until Monday (May 9) to respond to the initial charges.

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