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Richards is third City player banned from driving this month

Micah Richards has been banned from driving for six months. Credit: PA

Manchester City defender Micah Richards today became the third player from his club to receive a six-month driving ban this month.

The England international was disqualifed after admitting to two counts of failing to provide the identity of who was driving his Ferrari 458 Italia car which was clocked at 51mph in a 40mph zone in Manchester in September.

Richards, 24, who did not attend court, was also ordered to pay a £600 fine, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

Last week, team-mates Carlos Tevez, 29, and Samir Nasri, 25, both received six-month bans for separate driving offences.