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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Alashkert v St Johnstone

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  • St Johnstone have lost one of their last nine fixtures
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St Johnstone failed to win any of their four Europa League qualifiers last season but should have the edge over ordinary Armenian side Alashkert in the capital, Yerevan. Recent experience of European football should be an advantage for St Johnstone and they have nothing to fear from Alashkert, who finished 23 points adrift in last season's Armenian title race.

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