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Fleetwood coach Joey Barton charged with assault

LONDON (AP) Joey Barton, the coach of English third-tier team Fleetwood, has been charged by police with assault following an incident involving another manager after a soccer match last season.

Barton, a former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder, has previously denied accusations that he confronted Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after the League One match on April 13.

South Yorkshire Police says in a statement that Barton was charged with actual bodily harm after an incident that saw a man left with facial injuries. Barton has been bailed to appear at a magistrates' court on Oct. 9.