Man City midfielder Gareth Barry has been handed a one-game ban after accepting an FA charge of using insulting/abusive language towards a match official.
The incident happened following his side’s last-gasp 3-2 defeat against rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
A statement from the FA read: “Manchester City’s Gareth Barry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in that he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official following his side’s match against Manchester United on Sunday 9 December 2012.
“Also, as part of the standard penalty for this offence Barry has been fined £8,000.”
And Manchester City added: “Both the Club and Gareth Barry reluctantly accept the punishment which leads to Gareth being unavailable to take part in the weekend’s match against Newcastle.
“He will return to first-team action against Reading on 22 December.”