Joey Barton was sent off for the first time this season as Marseille lost their seventh Ligue 1 match at home to Nancy.

Barton was shown two yellow cards in the space of five minutes before André Ayew scored an own goal with 17 minutes remaining at the Stade Vélodrome.

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Barton was red-carded on his 14th appearance for the French side and it was his first dismissal since the final day of last season for Queens Park Rangers at Manchester City.

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It was the seventh red card of Barton's career, almost nine years to the day of his first while playing for Manchester City at Tottenham in the FA Cup.

Marseille are six points behind Ligue 1 leaders Pars St. Germain.

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  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR is restrained by QPR First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki (L) and QPR Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Hitchcock (R) after being shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR is restrained by QPR Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Hitchcock (L) and QPR First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki (R) after being shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR is shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR clashes with Sergio Aguero of Manchester City after being shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR clashes with Sergio Aguero of Manchester City after being shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Joey Barton of QPR causes a fracas after being shown the red card by Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers - The City of Manchester Stadium

    Manchester City's Joey Barton walks off after being given a red card for violent conduct.

  • Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers - The City of Manchester Stadium

    Manchester City's Joey Barton (left) is given a red card for violent conduct.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Newcastle United - Anfield

    Referee Phil Dowd (right) instructs Newcastle United's Joey Barton off the pitch, after showing him the red card for his challenge on Liverpool's Xabi Alonso.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Newcastle United - Anfield

    Referee Phil Dowd (left) directs Newcastle United's Joey Barton (right) off the pitch after showing him the red card.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City - Loftus Road

    Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton and Norwich City's Bradley Johnson get involved earning Joey Barton a red card

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City - Loftus Road

    Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton and Norwich City's Bradley Johnson get involved earning Joey Barton a red card

  • Soccer - FA Barclays Premiership - Liverpool v Manchester City - Anfield

    Referee Dermot Gallagher shows Manchester City's Joey Barton the red card

  • Liverpool v Manchester City

    LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 26: Joey Barton of Manchester City jumps in with a two footed tackle on Sami Hyypia of Liverpool which lead to his red card, during the Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on February 26, 2006 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • Barton receives his marching orders for the first time at Tottenham in February 2004 in the FA Cup

  • City were 3-0 down at the time of his dismissal but sensationally rallied to win the fourth-round tie 4-3

  • Les misérables