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Joey Barton banned for 12 games
AFP, May 23rd, 2012 3:35PM

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Joey Barton's dismissal that helped Manchester City beat his Queens Park Rangers, 3-2, and win the Premier League title with two goals in stoppage time prompted a 12-match ban from the English FA.

Barton, 29, who also faces an internal inquiry by QPR into his behavior, was shown a red card for elbowing Carlos Tevez and then kicked Sergio Aguero before appearing to attempt to headbutt opposing captain Vincent Kompany. Though QPR took a 2-1 lead after Barton's dismissal it couldn't hold off a furious rally in the final minutes that earned City its first top-tier league title in 44 years.

An additional eight matches were added to a four- game suspension he'd received for being sent off. He was also fined $117,940.

"There are rules of conduct that should be adhered to, and such behavior tarnishes the image of football in this country, particularly as this match was the pinnacle of the domestic season and watched by millions around the globe," said Maurice Armstrong, chairman of an independent commission that decided the punishment.

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