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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Ajax v Excelsior

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Excelsior, who had been going really well in the Eredivisie, are under pressure after four straight defeats. They have scored goals in each of their last eight games and haven’t been disgraced in any of their recent losses, though they are up against it at a revived Ajax, who are buzzing after thrashing PSV 3-0.

 

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