Well, "cuello" is "neck" and to me means I could get kicked on the back or the side of the neck as well. Whereas "garganta" is "throat" and therefore refers to the part of my neck located under my chin.
So, "no me pegues en la garganta ni me patees la cara" is one possibility.
Edit: pero, Gauchito, me ganasta de mano nuevamente!!!! Por suerte, estamos diciendo lo mismo!!!!