Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson has received a three-match ban from the Football Association.

The 28-year old right-back was charged with violent conduct for his alleged elbow on Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in the Potters' 1-1 draw with the champions last weekend.

Video footage showed that Wilkinson clearly raised his arm to Balotelli's head and he has now been found guilty with the FA issuing a three-game suspension.

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