Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed the English Premier League club will contest the improper conduct charge handed out to striker Emmanuel Adebayor by the Football Association. The Togo international was charged following his goal celebration in City’s 4-2 victory over his former club Arsenal at Eastlands last weekend
The Football Association (FA) have charged Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor with “violent” and “improper” conduct following the Togo captain’s performance against English Premier League side and former club, Arsenal. A statement on the governing body’s official Web site read: “Under the fast-track disciplinary process, Adebayor has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with [Arsenal player] Robin van Persie, which resulted in the Arsenal player receiving facial injuries.
Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has accused former teammate Emmanuel Adebayor of deliberately trying to injure him with a stamp during their English Premier League defeat to Manchester City. Adebayor, who left Arsenal for City in July for a fee in the region of $40 million, seemed to lunge at the Dutch international who sustained a cut on the side of his head which required treatment
African striker Emmanuel Adebayor has become the latest big-money acquisition by English Premier League club Manchester City. The Togo international has joined from Arsenal on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, widely reported to be worth $41 million