Having already received charges of both violent and improper conduct this week, Emmanuel Adebayor was officially handed a three-match ban for his stomp of Robin Van Persie. This means that he'll miss out on what is going to be perhaps the most important Manchester derby Old Trafford will ever see.
Manchester City was forced to accept the ban, and will now go searching for strikers in advance of Saturday's match. Now without Adebayor, injuries are already keeping Roque Santa Cruz, Robinho, Benjani, and most likely Carlos Tevez out of action.
Along with the match against Manchester United, Adebayor will be unavailable for the Carling Cup against Fulham on next Wednesday, and the following league fixture against West Ham. Adebayor has until September 30 to respond to the improper conduct charges for the celebration.
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