23 Jan '12, 4am

Man City striker Mario Balotelli faces four-match ban for stamping on #Spurs midfielder Scott Parker #MCFC

MANCHESTER - Mario Balotelli was accused of kicking Scott Parker in the head by Harry Redknapp, who said he should not have been on the pitch to convert the penalty that gave Manchester City a late victory over Tottenham Hotspur. City established an eight-point lead over third-placed Spurs courtesy of a remarkable finale at the Etihad Stadium, where Jermain Defoe missed a glorious chance to give Redknapp's team the lead in stoppage time and Ledley King conceded the match-winning penalty with a foul on Balotelli moments later. The Italian striker duly converted the spot-kick to maintain City's perfect home record in the Premier League this season but his performance was marred by allegations that he purposely injured Parker seven minutes from time. Balotelli - booked within 13 minutes of his introduction as a second-half substitute for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto - caught...

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