Rooney admits charge but appeals ban

05 April 2011 06:30
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted an FA charge of using abusive language but has lodged a claim against the severity of his two-match suspension. The Football Association confirmed they had received a submission from United and the case will be heard on Wednesday afternoon. If Rooney's claim fails he runs the risk of having a suspension that currently includes Saturday's Premier League encounter with Fulham and the following week's FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City at Wembley extended.

Source: PA