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Wednesday, 26 April, 2000, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
Bowyer handed one-match ban
Bowyer
Lee Bowyer refused to comment on the ban
Lee Bowyer has been handed a one-match ban at a Football Association disciplinary hearing in Sheffield.

The Leeds midfielder was also fined 4,000, after becoming the first Premiership player this season to amass 14 yellow cards.

It means he will miss the match against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Sunday.



The FA could have handed a three-match suspension so we have to be happy with the decision.

Leeds Secretary Ian Sylvester
The club said they were satisfied with the decision, knowing Bowyer could have been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Secretary Ian Sylvester said: "We are very pleased - we had a fair hearing.

"Lee has had it spelled out to him by the manager David O'Leary that he doesn't want him to appear again on a disciplinary matter.

"We have a stringent disciplinary procedure at the club and I'll be sitting down with the manager when I get back to the office.

"The FA could have handed a three-match suspension so we have to be happy with the decision.

"Lee knows he needs to curb his aggressive nature in the Premiership."

Bowyer refused to comment on the decision.

Also appearing in front of the FA were Sunderland's Alex Rae and Ian Moore of Stockport.

Both were facing misconduct charges, Rae is accused of elbowing Darryl Powell of Derby and Moore is accused of stamping on Barnsley's Chris Barker.

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