May 14 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
JOEY Barton has been hit with two violent conduct charges by the FA following his sending-off in Sunday's defeat at Manchester City.
The QPR midfielder saw red for a clash with Carlos Tevez, before kicking out at Sergio Aguero and attempting to headbutt Vincent Kompany in the aftermath as tempers boiled over at the Etihad.
Barton is facing a potential 10-match ban for his actions, and could face further disciplinary measures from his club once manager Mark Hughes reviews the incident.
An FA statement read: "The FA has today [Monday 14 May] charged Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton in relation to two acts of alleged violent conduct during Sunday’s match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
"Following the player’s dismissal in the 54th minute of the fixture, there followed two incidents involving Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany.
"As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee."
Barton has until 6pm on Tuesday 15 May to respond to the charges.
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