The big man is lucky to not be sat in the stands for three games. (©GettyImages)
The big man is lucky to not be sat in the stands for three games. (©GettyImages).

Manchester City star escapes FA punishment

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Yaya Toure has escaped a retrospective punishment from the FA after he appeared to kick out at Norwich's Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

The Manchester City midfielder flicked a leg towards van Wolfswinkel's back as the two had fallen to the floor after competing for a header fairly. 

There had been no previous coming togethers between the players, which made the kick out even stranger.

In a case such as this, where the referee has not seen an incident of supposed violent conduct, a panel of three former referees will get together to decide whether the culprit should be punished.

It must be a unanimous decision, with a split decision meaning no further action will be taken. 

City's official Twitter page confirmed the news this afternoon stating, "The FA have confirmed that Yaya Toure will not face any charges following the weekend's game against Norwich City FC."

That will come as a relief to manager Manuel Pellegrini, as the fixtures are coming thick and fast for City in their pursuit of the quadruple.

Toure, current African Player of the Year, has been in scintillating form for the Citizens this season, scoring 15 goals in all competitions.

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