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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will discover on Tuesday whether or not he is to be charged by the Football Association.

Disciplinary chiefs have until 6pm Tuesday evening to charge the 25-year-old Togo international if they deem his actions in Saturday's 4-2 Barclays Premier League victory over former club Arsenal warrant it.

The FA was today collating the evidence against Adebayor, who stands accused of stamping on former team-mate Robin van Persie and allegedly inciting the travelling supporters at the City of Manchester Stadium by running the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal in front of them.

If the striker is charged and found guilty of violent conduct for his challenge on Van Persie, he would be handed a three-match ban which, under the FA's new fast-track disciplinary system, would see him miss this weekend's Manchester derby.

He could also face further sanction over his goal celebration, for which he was cautioned by referee Mark Clattenburg, who took no action over the challenge on the Dutchman.

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