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Benjamin Mendy discovers his fate after attempting to punch Eric Lamela

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Manchester City remain at the top of the Premier League having beaten Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, last night (October 29).

City took an early lead as Sterling skipped past his England teammate Kieran Trippier before cutting the ball back for Riyad Mahrez to open the lead after six minutes.

However, in a fairly uneventful game, the full-backs of each side were criticised for their performances.

City’s left-back, Benjamin Mendy, was twice caught out of position, however, Spurs failed to capitalise on the defensive negligence.

Mendy, a prominent tweeter, took to Twitter to address his performance, as he wrote: “Not the best mendy tonight but congrats to the team for the 3 points on a difficult pitch.”

In spite of the full-back acknowledging he may not have performed to the best of his abilities, Mendy hit the headlines for other reasons.

Mendy was captured taking a swipe at Erik Lamela in injury time, as he seemingly swung an arm in the Argentine's direction.

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However, Mendy subsently missed in his attempt at throwing a shot, and Lamela, oblivious to the incident, wasn’t injured.

As Mendy went unpunished for the incident at the final whistle, it’s now been confirmed the Frenchman won’t receive any post-match punishment.

Mendy’s action could have been deemed as attempting to use brutality' or 'attempting to strike an opponent'.

However, referee Kevin Friend and his team of officials were aware of the incident at the time.

As well as opting not to punish Mendy during the match, it’s now clear they have decided not to look into the the incident any further as part of the officials' post match report and therefore Mendy will not face an FA charge or a retrospective ban.

The Premier League champions remain top of the table joint with Liverpool, edging Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield side only on goal difference.

Topics:
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Benjamin Mendy
Erik Lamela
Riyad Mahrez
Raheem Sterling
Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City

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