Vincent Kompany banned for next four Manchester City matches
Roberto Mancini claimed on Tuesday that he was confident that Vincent Kompany’s recent red card against Manchester United would be rescinded, although the Italian did not get the news he wanted to hear later that day.
January 10th, 2012
The FA dismissed Manchester City’s appeal and the team captain must now serve a four-match ban which includes both legs of a Carling Cup semi-final against Liverpool, not to mention a home match against Tottenham Hotspur.
“An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Tuesday 10 January] dismissed a claim of wrongful dismissal from Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany following his red card for Serious Foul Play in The FA Cup Third Round tie between Manchester City v Manchester United on 8 January 2012,” said an FA statement on Tuesday.
“Kompany will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect.
“The suspension consists of a statutory three-match suspension for Serious Foul Play plus one additional game given this is Kompany’s second dismissal of the season.”
It is not a huge surprise to see the FA stick to their guns on this decision considering it was a two-footed challenge, irrespective of the fact that the City defender won the ball in a challenge with Nani.