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Adebayor 'butts teammate'

Image: Face off: Bendtner and Adebayor have words

Emmanuel Adebayor appeared to butt team-mate Nicklas Bendtner during the 5-1 defeat to Spurs.

Gunners strike duo fight amongst themselves

Emmanuel Adebayor appeared to butt Arsenal team-mate Nicklas Bendtner during Tuesday's 5-1 Carling Cup semi-final second leg defeat to Spurs. The Togolese striker came on as a second-half substitute during the Gunners' disappointing exit from the competition, and with the side already 4-0 down by the time he was introduced his frustration eventually got the better of him. As the pair waited for Cesc Fabregas to swing in a late corner Adebayor suddenly lashed out at Bendtner partner, cutting the Danish striker's nose and forcing shocked team-mates to step in and pull the warring duo apart. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger claimed afterwards that he had not see the incident saying: "I don't know what you're talking about."

Mistake

But club captain William Gallas witnessed the clash at close quarters and admitted that the behaviour of the duo was unacceptable. "They know they have made a mistake and they will have to explain why they did that," the Frenchman said in The Sun. "I don't know exactly what happened. I think everyone was disappointed about the score. It was very difficult to accept. "They are both young and nervous but they have to understand. We lost our calm." Match referee Howard Webb took no action against either player at the time but the pair could still face disciplinary action after the footage has been studied by an FA panel.

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