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Hull's Boyd handed three-match ban

ESPN staff
March 20, 2014
George Boyd and Joe Hart clashed during Manchester City's win over Hull © PA Photos

Hull's George Boyd has been handed a three-match ban for spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Boyd denied a Football Association charge over the incident, which occurred in the second half of Hull's 2-0 defeat by Manchester City last Saturday.

But an Independent Regulatory Commission today found the charge proven and Boyd's suspension will start immediately.

The ban means Hull manager Steve Bruce will be without Boyd for matches against West Brom, West Ham and Stoke, all potentially key clashes in the club's fight for Premier League survival.

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