FA to study Ade incidents
Officials to look at City striker's alleged stamp and goal celebration
By Richard Bailey. Last Updated: 13/09/09 12:43pm
Van Persie: Result of Adebayor 'stamp'
The Football Association have confirmed that they will 'take a close look' at the two incidents involving Emmanuel Adebayor in Manchester City's 4-2 win over Arsenal.
City took a huge step in their bid to wrestle fourth spot from the Gunners and maybe even mount a title challenge when they overcame Arsene Wenger's men at Eastlands on Saturday.
However two incidents involving Adebayor made sure that the game will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Robin van Persie has accused Adebayor of a 'mindless and malicious' stamp after being caught in the face by the Togo international's boot.
Adebayor then went on to put City 3-1 up and proceeded to run the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the visiting supporters, nearly inciting a riot in the stands.
The 25-year-old was booked by referee Mark Clattenburg for the celebration and the player immediately apologised for his actions after the game but the FA have now revealed that they will carefully study both incidents.
In a similar incident Manchester United defender Gary Neville was suspended for two matches after he celebrated a late winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford in 2006 in front of the visiting Merseyside contingent.