Manchester, England – Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has been handed a one-match ban by the Football Association after admitting to using abusive language toward an official, it was announced Thursday.
Barry accepted the punishment from the charge stemming from an incident after City's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
"Manchester City's Gareth Barry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in that he used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official following his side's match against Manchester United on Sunday 9 December 2012," said the FA's statement.
In addition, Barry has been fined approximately $13,000 for the infraction. The 31-year-old will miss City's match against Newcastle at the weekend but is expected to return against Reading on December 22.