Fellaini, Huth Get 3-Match Bans For Violent Conduct

Fellaini, Huth Get 3-Match Bans For Violent Conduct

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester City defender Robert Huth have both been suspended by the English Football Association for three games after they were charged with violent conduct.

The incident occurred during last Sunday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Leicester which ended 1-1 at Old Trafford.

Fellaini will now miss United's last three league games against Norwich, West Ham and Bournemouth.

While Huth will not feature in Leicester's games against Everton and Chelsea.

A statement on the FA's official website says: "Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth will both serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after being charged with violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video," the statement reads.

"The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in a 21st-minute incident during their fixture on Sunday 1 May 2016.

"Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.

"This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Thursday 5 May 2016]."

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