Manchester City have decided not to appeal against Samir Nasri's red card for an apparent headbutt on Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong.
The France forward was sent off in the first half of the champions' 4-3 Premier League win at Carrow Road on Saturday following the incident with Bassong.
Manager Roberto Mancini was furious about the dismissal after the game and indicated that an appeal would be lodged.
But after further thought, the club have now announced there will not be a challenge.
Nasri will therefore be banned for three matches.
A statement from the club read: "The Football Association has confirmed that Samir Nasri will serve a three-match suspension, following his red card during the 4-3 win at Norwich on Saturday.
"Nasri will now miss the New Year's Day visit from Stoke City, the FA Cup tie with Watford (January 5) and the trip to Arsenal on January 13."
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what do you think?
Mancini is on record that they would lodge an appeal but as usual he has a change of mind just the same as Teves will never play in a City team ever again or that the Balloon Balotelli is not for sale. Bet Your Boots Balotelli will be gone in the January window(that is is they can find someone who is daft enough to take him on loan,because no team will buy him at £24 million and wages of £.200.000 a week) Running a BATH comes to mind.
Why lodge an appeal? It's Man City not Utd, of course any appeal would fail...
What utd Newcastle, Leeds etc
What United ?
And when pray tell was the last red card for Man Utd overturned by the FA, another ridiculous anti United comment