Barton pleads guilty
Controversial QPR midfielder Joey Barton accepted a charge of violent conduct on Wednesday but denied another one arising out of last Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
The 29-year-old -- who is also the subject of an internal investigation by his club over his behaviour in the match -- accepted the charge over his kicking of Sergio Aguero after he had been already red carded for elbowing Carlos Tevez.
However, the hot-tempered Englishman, who has been involved in several unsavoury incidents throughout his career, denies trying to headbutt City captain Vincent Kompany.
"Joey Barton has accepted an FA charge against him for violent conduct against Manchester City's Sergio Aguero," the FA statement read.
"The Queens Park Rangers player has denied a second charge of alleged violent conduct against Manchester City's Vincent Kompany.
"The player has requested a personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set.
"Both charges against Barton are in relation to 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 Aguero and Kompany.
"As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee."