3 Oct 2013

Spurs manager enraged by Torres let-off

5:59 am on 3 October 2013

Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas-Boas has described as a "disgrace" the Football Association's failure to ban Chelsea's Fernando Torres for scratching Jan Vertonghen's face during their Premier League match match at White Hart Lane last weekend.

Torres was seen to have clawed at the face of Spurs' Belgian defender, but as one of the match officials saw some, but not all, of the incident, the FA decided it would not be taking additional action -- a move Villas Boas labelled "farcical".

Torres was subsequently sent off after receiving two yellow cards, meaning he will serve just a one-match ban.