Disciplinary news

Man City's Wright-Phillips handed three-game ban

February 9, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has been suspended for three league games after being found guilty of violent conduct by the Footballn Association, the club have announced.

The 27-year-old was charged after an incident that saw Stoke City's Rory Delap sent off during City's 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on January 31.

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.

Wright-Phillips will therefore miss City's next three Premier League matches - all away from home - at Portsmouth on Saturday, against Liverpool on February 22 and at West Ham on March 1.

He will, however, be available for the two-legged UEFA Cup last-32 encounter with FC Copenhagen later this month.