14 Sep 2009

English Football Association to investigate stomping claims

9:19 am on 14 September 2009

The English Football Association will investigate Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's conduct during the side's 4-2 Premier League win over Arsenal.

Former Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie accused Adebayor of a "mindless and malicious stamp" during the match and the Togo international also received a yellow card for deliberately celebrating his goal in front of Arsenal fans.

Adebayor, who left Arsenal for City in the last transfer window, was not punished for the alleged stamp but did receive a yellow card for inciting Arsenal fans after running the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal and the home side's third.

The Dutch international Van Persie received treatment for a cut after Adebayor appeared to run his boot down the forward's face.