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Joey Barton requests a personal hearing

Joey Barton has accepted one charge of violent conduct handed down by the FA after his dismissal against Manchester City on the last day of the season.

The temperamental QPR man was shown a straight red card for elbowing Carlos Tevez, before appearing to kick Sergio Aguero and try to head-butt Vincent Kompany as he was being escorted from the pitch.

Barton has admitted that he kicked the Argentine, but has rejected the alleged head-butt on City’s captain.

“Joey Barton has accepted an FA charge against him for violent conduct against Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero,” the FA statement said.

“The Queens Park Rangers player has denied a second charge of alleged violent conduct against Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany.

“The player has requested a personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set. Both charges against Barton are in relation to Sunday’s match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

“Following the player’s dismissal in the 54th minute of the fixture, there followed two incidents involving Aguero and Kompany. As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee,” it concluded.

Along with the mandatory four-match suspension for the red card, Barton is believed to be facing a ban that could run into double figures for the start of next season.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Joey Barton requests a personal hearing

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