Nasri given three-match ban after no appeal

SAMIR NASRI will serve a three-match suspension after Manchester City decided not to appeal his sending off at Norwich on Saturday when he was dismissed for an alleged headbutt.

Roberto Mancini had hinted the club would appeal but that is not the case and Nasri will miss out on home dates against Stoke and Watford as well as a clash with former club Arsenal at the Emirates.

City's record with Nasri this season reads: W8 D7 L4 and without: W5 D3 L1

 

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  • Bologna have lost just two of their last 16 home league games
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Newly promoted Bologna were far from disgraced in their 2-1 loss at Lazio on the opening weekend of the Serie A season and can respond with a draw at home to Sassuolo. Another safe mid-table finish looks likely for Sassuolo, who were impressive 2-1 winners at home to Napoli.

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