Manchester City star Gareth Barry hit with one match ban

Barry is believed to have been angry that referee Martin Atkinson gave United a free-kick for Carlos Tevez's challenge on Rafael da Silva, an incident which allowed Robin van Persie to fire in the stoppage-time winner from the set-piece.

updated: December 14, 2012 00:41 IST
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London: Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry was given a one-match ban on Thursday after a foul-mouthed rant at an official following last weekend's explosive Manchester derby.

Barry, 31, accepted the FA's charge that he used abusive and/or insulting language in the aftermath of City's 3-2 defeat against bitter rivals Manchester United at Eastlands and the England star will miss his club's trip to Newcastle on Saturday.

"Manchester City's Gareth Barry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in that he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official following his side's match against Manchester United on Sunday 9 December 2012," an FA's statement read.

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