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

16:00 Su 27Jul

Randers Freja v Hobro IK

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Randers didn't allow their opponents a single shot on target in their last Superliga fixture
Expert verdict
Both these sides kicked off their Danish Superliga campaigns with victory last week. Newly promoted Hobro stunned Odense with their late winner, but they face a sterner task against an experienced Randers backline. The home side will be vying for a European spot and should have enough.

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