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Wilkinson gets three-match ban for Balotelli clash
Published : 20 Sep 2012 17:48:02
Stoke's Andy Wilkinson has been handed a three-match suspension after the defender accepted a violent conduct charge following his clash with Manchester City star Mario Balotelli.
Wilkinson caught Balotelli in the face with his elbow during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium in an incident that was missed by referee Mark Clattenburg.
After reviewing the video evidence, an independent Football Association disciplinary panel decided the 28-year-old had a case to answer.
"We've had a look at the video but will have to take it on the chin," Pulis told the Daily Telegraph.