Sommeil plays despite FA action

Last updated : 07 January 2006 By Luke Thornhill
Sommeil's studs-first tackle on Lee Young-Pyo during City's loss to Tottenham on Wednesday brought universal condimnation.

Referee Alan Wiley had already blown for a foul, but the FA will ask whether he saw the incident - if he didn't then they are free to launch their own investigation.

Under their new fast-track sttystem the FA could charge Sommeil within 48 hours, but any ban is unlikley to come into effect until after the FA Cup third round tie against Scunthorpe at the City of Manchester Stadium.