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Manchester City's Gareth Barry handed a one-match suspension

Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 18:05 | Comments

Barry (l) has been fined £8,000 He will be banned for one match
Barry (l) has been fined £8,000 He will be banned for one match

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has been banned for one match after admitting a Football Association charge of using abusive and/or insulting words to an official.

The 31-year-old "reluctantly" accepted the punishment after the charge arose from an incident after City's derby defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

"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," said the FA.

"Also as part of the standard penalty for this offence, Barry has been fined £8,000."

In posting the statement on their website City said "both the club and Gareth Barry reluctantly accept the punishment which leads to Gareth being unavailable to take part in the weekend's match against Newcastle."

Barry will be available for selection again for the home game against Reading on 22 December.

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