AP , Thursday, October 22, 2009 4 PM
defender Robert Huth received a three-match ban for punching West Ham defender Mathew Upson
during Saturday's Premier League match. Huth swung his right arm
at Upson while the pair jostled for position in the penalty box during Stoke's 2-1 win over the Hammers.
Huth escaped punishment during the match, but will watch this Saturday's
game against Tottenham from the sidelines. "Huth's actions were totally out of character for a fully committed defender who has only received one red card -- for two cautions -- in nearly
eight years of playing in the Premier League," Stoke said on its web site.
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