Hughes looks forward as Adebayor escapes further ban
02 October 2009 07:13
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Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has expressed his relief after Emmanuel Adebayor escaped a further ban for his controversial goal celebration against Arsenal.
The FA accused Arsenal fans of provoking Adebayor after giving the City striker a two-match suspended ban and £25,000 fine.
Adebayor is now available for City's Barclays Premier League trip to Aston Villa on Monday as the ban will only be triggered for a similar breach of FA rules before December 2010.
Hughes said: "There has been a lot said and written about Emmanuel's goal celebration. We are just glad to put it all behind us now and I am relieved he will be able to play at Aston Villa on Monday night.
"Manu was in great form before his suspension and having him available again is a huge boost to us."