Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert given one-match touchline ban

Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been given a one-match touchline ban after admitting a Football Association improper conduct charge.

Lambert has also been given an £8,000 fine for comments made after the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

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Lambert criticises 'weak' officials

He was angered by the decision to award the penalty against Andreas Weimann that led to City going 2-0 ahead.

Lambert will have to watch from the stands when his side take on Arsenal at Villa Park on Saturday.

The FA charge related to "language and/or behaviour amounting to improper conduct".

After the game, Lambert said: "I haven't a clue what [assistant referee Adrian Holmes] saw. We were well in the game - we had a foothold in it, and that is a big thing coming here but the penalty was a really shocking decision."