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Mario Balotelli out of Manchester derby but City will appeal red card

Mario Balotelli will miss the Manchester derby after accepting his red card against West Brom but Manchester City have lodged an appeal against the automatic three-match ban.

The Italian striker was given a straight red card for violent conduct after clashing with Youssouf Mulumbu.

City are now appealing against the three-match ban but accept the red card – he had already been booked – meaning he will miss the chance of facing Manchester United.

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karim4214d ago

Blow :( at least tevez is back....Man U should play O'shea and evans they are by far their best defenders :P

GJ234214d ago

Poulsen should have been a ufc fighter rather than a footballer

GJ234214d ago

Johnny Evans is actually good. And still young. Looks like a good prospect. O'shea on the other hand only has this moment