UK time is: 16:51:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Vieira Accepts FA Charge

Patrick Vieira has been banned for three matches after accepting the FA charge over his kick on Stoke City's Glenn Whelan.

The iconic Frenchman had been given until 6pm today to respond to the charge of 'violent conduct', but decided against an appeal.

The 6'2 midfielder has subsequently been ruled out for the crucial home game against Liverpool and tough away trips to Stoke and Chelsea respectively.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis had called for action to be taken against Viera after he deemed that his side did not get the same treatment as other clubs in the league due to the nature of their play, and the hostile atmosphere that the fans had created at the Britannia Stadium.

Speaking to SkySports after Tuesday's controversial draw with Manchester City, Pulls bemoaned: 'You just hope you get the same as other clubs, you just hope for parity, and again tonight we haven't got that, which is disappointing.

'When we've had players do things off the ball and the referee doesn't see it, we get the FA suspending our players for three games, so we just want parity.'





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 18 2010

Time: 6:14PM

Your Comments

Based on what we've seen so far, this is something of a result for City as the midfield who know each other can settle again. Despite the odd glimpses of inspiration, Vieira has been woefully off the pace, most noteably failing to cut out the cross that led to Stoke's opener on Tuesday night. He can concentrate on getting fitter now.
Johnny Baguette
He deserved the ban, simples. Now we can move on while Vieira concentrates on match fitness.
Tudor
oh no, what a shame that is (yeah right)
arthur7171
The headline brings back good memories...
gunnerkid107
He had no choice but to admit it really had he? Hopefully we can now get back to playing football without a 3rd holding midfielder.
Kevinho
Silly boy. He's done the right thing by copping it on the chin and hopefully he can come back from the suspension and contribute something positive.
bluesnozza
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Team News: City v Roma (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Jovetic Returns For Roma (Monday September 29 2014)

The Ped Report... Hull City 2-4 City (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Hull Tigers v Manchester City (Saturday September 27 2014)

Team News: Hull v City (Friday September 26 2014)

Jovetic, Fernando & Nasri Miss Hull (Friday September 26 2014)

City Draw Newcastle (Thursday September 25 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 489
2. Skoorb 311
3. Bluedub 262
4. fifthcolumnblue 230
5. rojo2010 198
6. Buzz Lightyear 171
7. citizhun 133
8. CITYBOY1000 123
9. PhillyBlueMoon 104
10. Colin Is The King 87

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 6 5 1 0 +12 16
2. Southampton 6 4 1 1 +7 13
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 +5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 +4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 +2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 +2 8

Breaking League News

Match Day Moments - Sporting Lisbon (a)
» Chelsea : 30/09/2014 16:43:00
Misfits!
» Spurs : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
The Villa Times - 30/09/2014
» Aston Villa : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
Missing Out
» Man Utd : 30/09/2014 13:02:00
A Contented Mourinho!
» Chelsea : 30/09/2014 12:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Big Win At Hull?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 7′ 0%
Dzeko 11′ 70%
Dzeko 68′ 20%
Lampard 87′ 10%