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Ryan Sessegnon SENT OFF in first Tottenham start since August in shambolic first-half against minnows NS Mura

RYAN SESSEGNON suffered a nightmare on his big chance to impress new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte. The 21-year-old was handed an opportunity to shine when he was named in the starting line-up for the Europa Conference League clash away to Slovenian minnows NS Mura. But the former Fulham star’s night was over after just half […] ...

RYAN SESSEGNON suffered a nightmare on his big chance to impress new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

The 21-year-old was handed an opportunity to shine when he was named in the starting line-up for the Europa Conference League clash away to Slovenian minnows NS Mura.

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But the former Fulham star’s night was over after just half an hour after he was given his marching orders.

Sessegnon was firstly booked after only 11 minutes for a mistimed tackle.

The wing-back was then sent-off for a second booking 20 minutes laters.

Sessegnon looked furious after he was punished, but he caught his opponent while stretching for a loose ball, leaving the ref with no option.

That compounded a miserable first half for Spurs and Conte as they went in both a man and a goal down.

Tomi Horvat collected the ball on the right, drifted past Davinson Sanchez into the box and then curled a super effort straight into the far top corner.

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Sessegnon, making his first start since August, has been heavily linked with a Spurs exit for weeks now.

Mauricio Pochettino forked out £25million to Fulham for the England Under-21 international back in 2019.

He signed a five-year contract but he has failed to establish himself since with first-team opportunities limited under Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.

Conte only took charge last month and is still taking a look at his full squad ahead of the January transfer window.

But this latest setback will hardly help the ace convince the Italian he has a future at the club.

Hoffenheim took the 21-year-old on loan last term but he only produced five goal contributions in his 29 games in Germany before returning to North London for pre-season.

Now Fenerbahce are the latest side reportedly readying a transfer move to help him reignite his career.

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