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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 October 2007, 16:08 GMT 17:08 UK
Hughes banned for deliberate butt
Richard Hughes
Hughes will miss the 4th round Carling Cup tie against Blackburn
Portsmouth midfielder Richard Hughes has been handed a three-match ban for a deliberate head-butt.

Hughes was given a straight red card after clashing with Birmingham City defender David Howland in a reserves match on Wednesday night.

Due to the violent nature of the sending-off offence, the ban will cover first-team games.

Hughes has made only one league start this season but has played a full part in Pompey's two Carling Cup victories.

Earlier this season, the Scotland International was the victim of an apparent headbutt by Cristiano Ronaldo during Portsmouth's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Fratton Park.

On that occasion, Ronaldo was sent off and subsequently served a three-match suspension.



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