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FA hands Adebayor three-match ban

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 20:05

London: Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor was handed a three-match ban for violent conduct by the English Football Association on Thursday.
The Togo international had accepted the charge for a malicious stamp on Arsenal`s Dutch striker Robin van Persie during City`s 4-2 Premier League home win last Saturday.

The former Arsenal player will miss Sunday`s league derby away to local rivals Manchester United, a League Cup home tie against Fulham and a league match at home to West Ham United.

The FA said a separate charge of improper conduct would be considered at a later date. Adebayor`s goal celebration in the same match sparked crowd trouble in which a steward was injured.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 20:05

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