Barton admits assault

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has admitted assault and affray, it can be reported on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old was arrested in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of December 27 after becoming involved in a confrontation outside a McDonald´s restaurant.

Barton, who has one England cap, admitted the charges last month but reporting restrictions were only lifted on Tuesday at Liverpool Crown Court, where he was being sentenced.

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