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Tottenham Goalkeeper Coach Nuno Santos Handed One-Match Touchline Ban

Tottenham goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos has been handed a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine for confronting referee Peter Bankes in the closing stages of Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle.

Santos was sent off for his protests that followed Newcastle’s controversial penalty equaliser at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Portuguese coach accepted the charge of using abusive or insulting language towards a match official, the Football Association has confirmed.

A statement from the FA read: Tottenham Hotspur FC’s goalkeeper coach, Nuno Santos, has been suspended from the touchline for one match and fined £8,000 after admitting a charge for a breach of FA Rule E3 and accepting a standard penalty.

“At full time of the Premier League fixture against Newcastle United FC on Sunday [27/09/20] he used abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official on the field of play and/or his behaviour amounted to improper conduct.”

Wilson equalised with a stoppage-time penalty after Eric Dier was adjudged to have handled in the box – with head coach Jose Mourinho immediately storming down the tunnel following the decision.

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