Tevez suspended by City

Argentina striker will not be involved over the next two weeks

By Rob Parrish - Follow me on Twitter @skysportsrobp.   Last Updated: 30/09/11 9:49am

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Carlos Tevez has been suspended by Manchester City as they investigate the now infamous events during Tuesday evening's UEFA Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.

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City boss Roberto Mancini revealed following the 2-0 defeat that the Argentina international had refused to come off the bench during the second half.

A fuming Mancini stated after the match that he felt Tevez was 'finished' with the Premier League club due to his actions.

However, the former West Ham and Manchester United forward responded with a statement of his own on Wednesday, denying that he had snubbed the instruction to leave his place on the bench.

"Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tevez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum period of two weeks. "
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The 27-year-old will be absent from the Etihad Stadium and the club's training ground for no more than the next two weeks while the club looks into the matter.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tevez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum period of two weeks.

"The player's suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct during Tuesday evening's 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

"The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training whilst the review is under way."

Prepared

The Blues confirmed the news following a telephone conference involving senior staff, including chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak.

The supposed "misunderstanding" apparently came down to Tevez's belief that when Mancini asked him to warm up, prior to a potential introduction, the forward felt he was already prepared, having only just returned to his seat in the visitors' dug-out at the Allianz Arena.

It is also suggested by the Tevez camp that he was willing to play, something Mancini vehemently denies, a stance which has left Khaldoon with no option other than to back his manager, knowing the Italian would be undermined if he failed.

"He (Mancini) has dealt with it in the way he thinks is right," said assistant manager David Platt. "I think he is right."

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