18 Sep 2009

Adebayor banned for three games

6:42 am on 18 September 2009

The Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been handed a three-match ban for stamping on the face of Arsenal's Robin van Persie last weekend.

Adebayor didn't contest a charge of violent conduct described by van Persie as a "malicious and mindless" assault.

The Togo striker could face a further suspension for running the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal, baiting Arsenal supporters, many of whom had turned against him in his final year at the London club.