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Last Updated: Thursday September 17 2009 14:39 GMT

Adebayor banned for United match

Arsenal's Robin van Persie is treated for his injury after being booted in the face by Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has been given a three-match ban for violent behaviour during Manchester City's recent 4-2 home win against Arsenal.

The ban means he'll miss Sunday's trip to local rivals Manchester United and home games against Fulham and West Ham.

It looked as if the 25-year-old striker stamped on Robin van Persie's face during the second half at Eastlands, leaving him with blood on his face

Adebayor may also be punished for his goal celebrations too.

Emmanuel Adebayor
Adebayor ran the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal in front of Arsenal fans

After scoring one of the goals for City, Adebayor - who used to play for Arsenal - ran the entire length of the pitch before celebrating in front of the Gunners' fans.

Many of them were very unhappy and some threw things. One of the Manchester City stewards was hit with an object and had to go to hospital.

Officials decided to charge Adebayor with improper conduct, but a separate hearing is to be held to decide if he's guilty and what punishment, if any, he should face.