Shaun Wright-Phillips lands three-game ban for kicking Stoke's Rory Delap

09 February 2009 12:38
Manchester City[LNB]winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has been suspended for three league games after being found guilty of violent conduct by the Football Association, the club have announced.   [LNB]The 27-year-old was charged after an incident that saw Stoke's[LNB]Rory Delap sent off during City's 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on January 31.   [LNB][LNB] Lashing out: Wright-Phillips kicks back at Delap at the Britannia Stadium[LNB]Referee Martin Atkinson did not see all of the altercation but, after watching video footage, informed the FA he would have shown Wright-Phillips a red card for violent conduct had he spotted the incident.  [LNB] Wright-Phillips will therefore miss City's next three Barclays Premier League matches - all away from home - at Portsmouth on Saturday, against Liverpool on February 22 and at West Ham on March 1.   [LNB]He will, however, be available for the two-legged UEFA Cup last-32 encounter with FC Copenhagen later this month.[LNB][related [LNB] [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail