Guilty plea earns Manchester City's Gareth Barry one-match suspension

Gareth Barry: Hit with a one-match ban and a fine

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Gareth Barry has been given a one-match suspension after pleading guilty to a Football Association misconduct charge.

The Manchester City midfielder was accused of using abusive and/or insulting words to a match official in the aftermath of Sunday's derby defeat to Manchester United.

And Barry's decision not to contest the charge means he will be suspended with immediate effect, ruling him out of Saturday's trip to Newcastle.

The 31-year-old has also been fined the standard amount of £8,000.

A statement on City's website read: "Both the club and Gareth Barry reluctantly accept the punishment which leads to Gareth being unavailable to take part in the weekend's match against Newcastle.

"He will return to first-team action against Reading on 22 December."