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

 

Match in Focus

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Man City v Napoli

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Eight of Napoli’s last nine games have seen over 2.5 goals
Expert verdict
Two free-scoring sides do battle at the Etihad and it’s difficult to see anything but a flurry of goals. The classy Citizens have scored an average of 3.5 goals per game in their ten domestic and European matches this term, while Italian leaders Napoli have notched 17 times in their last seven road games.

 

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