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Ferguson given two-match touchline ban

Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined £20,000 and will have to spend the next two Premier League games in the stands following his comments about Alan Wiley in the wake of Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

The FA handed Ferguson a four-match ban, two of which have been suspended, after he claimed that Wiley was too porky to officiate in the top flight. The Manchester United manager will now have to watch the games against Everton and Portsmouth from the stands.

The outspoken Scot has also been warned about his future conduct and will be suspended for a further two games if found guilty of any similar offences during the rest of the 2010-2011 Premier League season.

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