Harry Redknapp escapes punishment

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It seems that Tottenham Hotspurs boss Harry Redknapp has had a lucky escape after being threatened with charges from the Football Association.

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The controversy was stirred up following Redknapp's comments about Spur's last match against Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, which the Redknapp branded as “a farce”.

Redknapp's comments were brought on after Nani manhandled the ball in Spurs penalty area, then kicked the ball into the net of a bewildered Heurelho Gomes.

United were leading 1-0 but Nani's 86th minute goal sunk any hopes that Redknapp's side had harboured of making a comeback, putting the match totally out of their control.

The FA did not take kindly to the Spur's manager's synopsis of the match and subsequently threatened to charge him with misconduct.

Redknapp hit back at the news by threatening a total 'media blackout' and never speak to the press again.

"Don't expect me to come out on the TV any more and speak to the press after the game, because I won't." stated a disgruntled Redknapp.

The press were not the only ones that Redknapp was angry at, he also hit out at the referee of the Tottenham versus Manchester United match and claimed that he colluded with his other match officials to make sure their stories matched.

"When they get in their room, and I've said it before, that they would always make sure that they sing from the same hymn sheet," said Redknapp.

"Mr Clattenburg, in private, has said to somebody that I know, for a fact, that he made a mess, really. When the reports go in, all the assistants back up Mark Clattenburg.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently third in the Premiership, with Totesport offering 9/2 odds of the Red Devils winning the 2010/11 Premier League title. Bwin set their odds at 7/2 and WBX set their odds at 97/25.

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