After the match, Alli said that he was aware of Shelvey's temperament, and he chose not to react to the situation.
Shelvey made a fool of himself when he unnecessarily stamped on Alli with the referee standing close by.
Christian Atsu grew into the game for the hosts and he caused a few issues down the left, although Spurs youngster Kyle Walker-Peters provided some important pace to prevent the Ghanaian from causing too many problems.
"Still I would like to see if this is a more risky situation than the tackle from behind to Lejeune". "I've been caught out a couple of times for my temper but it's something I like to keep to my game".
"It's one of those things but he's a great player and I'm sure he's going to be disappointed", he told Sky Sports.More news: Wonder Woman Blu-ray Details Officially Revealed
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Shelvey trod on the right foot of Alli, who was sitting on the ground, as he tried to resume play after a free kick had been awarded. In a stadium that doesn't have good memories for us, it was important to win.
Spurs took advantage of playing with an extra man, and scored twice with Dele Alli and Ben Davies getting their name on the scoresheet.
Rafa Benitez says Jonjo Shelvey apologised to his team-mates for his sending off.
Asked if he felt let down, Benitez said: "It's not me, it's everyone".
"Hopefully he [Shelvey] will learn from that".
"He knows that he had made a mistake, he apologised, but still we lost the game".