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Wright-Phillips suspended by FA

Shaun Wright-Phillips
Wright-Phillips will miss three matches for Manchester City

Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips has been suspended for three matches by the Football Association.

The 27-year-old midfielder will miss Premier League games at Portsmouth, Liverpool and West Ham.

Wright-Phillips kicked Stoke's Rory Delap in the game on 31 January but it was missed by referee Martin Atkinson.

He was cleared to play against Middlesbrough on Saturday after the FA delayed taking disciplinary action against the midfielder.

Delap was shown a straight red card at the Britannia Stadium after kicking the ball at Wright-Phillips while he lay on the pitch.

Wright-Phillips retaliated by lashing out at the Stoke midfielder.

Atkinson told the FA that, having subsequently watched video footage of the incident, he would have shown the England international a red card if he had seen it at the time.

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Wright-Phillips suspended by FA
09 Feb 09 |  Man City
Stoke 1-0 Man City
31 Jan 09 |  Premier League

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