Ferdinand banned for four matches

28 January 2010 04:08
Rio Ferdinand has received a four-match suspension after losing his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge. The chances of the Manchester United man getting off with the charge were always slim given the clear nature of his attack on Craig Fagan during Saturday's 4-0 win over Hull. And the FA also took a dim view of Ferdinand appealing and added another game to the automatic three-match ban.

Source: PA