Adebayor will not contest FA charge

Adebayor had until Wednesday to appeal the ruling.

“Manchester City announce that both the club and Emmanuel Adebayor have reluctantly accepted the violent conduct charge laid by the Football Association in the wake of the victory over Arsenal,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The player strongly maintains that he did not intend to act in a violent manner.

“He apologised on the day to Robin van Persie personally and to the wider public for the outcome of the challenge.

“We await the findings of the FA’s Disciplinary Panel which is due to meet tomorrow.”