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By ESPN Staff

FA probe Sommeil horror tackle

The Football Association will contact Alan Wiley this morning for his observations on David Sommeil's disgraceful tackle on Tottenham's Lee Young-pyo during last night's Premiership encounter at Manchester City.

Spurs boss Martin Jol described the challenge as `horrific', claiming Lee would be out for at least two weeks after sustaining bruising above his knee from Sommeil's studs-first tackle after Wiley had blown for an earlier foul.

The FA are anxious to find out Wiley's version of events as they can only take action if the match official confirms he did not see the incident.

Given Wiley was running towards the scene of Michael Brown's thunderous yellow card challenge on Joey Barton that occurred seconds earlier, it seems unlikely he did witness Sommeil's sly effort, leaving the FA free to launch a charge against the French defender.

Under the new fast-track system, the FA would hope to launch a case against Sommeil within 48 hours, although any ban would probably not take effect until after City's FA Cup tie with Scunthorpe at Eastlands on Saturday.