English Premiership

Bowyer banned for Sagna foul

2011-01-04 17:59
Lee Bowyer (File)

London - Birmingham City mifielder Lee Bowyer will be suspended for three games after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge of violent conduct for a challenge on Arsenal's Bacary Sagna, the English governing body announced on Tuesday.

Referee Peter Walton told the FA he would have sent-off Bowyer if he had seen the incident during title challengers Arsenal's 3-0 Premier League win away to Birmingham at St Andrew's on Saturday.

Bowyer will now miss Tuesday's league match at Blackpool, the FA Cup third round trip to Millwall on Saturday and next Tuesday's League Cup semi-final, first leg at West Ham.

Television replays showed Bowyer standing on Sagna when the defender was on the ground near the touchline.

"We accept the decision and will now have to move forward into the next three games without the services of Bowyer," Birmingham manager Alex McLeish told the club's official website.

"We have got a good discipline record at this club and stress to the players every week how important discipline is."

Bowyer, 34, will be available for the derby clash at home to Aston Villa on January 16.

Arsenal are two points behind league leaders Manchester United while Birmingham are currently second bottom, with only basement club Wolves below them in the table.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

22 October 2016
Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur, Vitality Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Watford, Liberty Stadium 16:00
West Ham United v Sunderland, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Hull City v Stoke City, The KC Stadium 16:00
Burnley v Everton, Turf Moor 16:00
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion, Anfield 18:30
23 October 2016
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 14:30
Chelsea v Manchester United, Stamford Bridge 17:00
29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.