FA charges for Fellaini and Huth

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester defender Robert Huth could both be banned after they were charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred during the first half of the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, which went unnoticed by the referee at the time.

Television replays showed Huth pulling Fellaini’s hair inside the Foxes’ penalty area and the Belgian reacted by elbowing the German, which has resulted in retrospective action being taken against the duo by English football’s governing body.

“Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged for alleged acts of violent conduct which were not seen by the match officials but caught on video,” a statement from the FA read.

“The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in an incident in the 21st minute of their game on Sunday [1 May 2016].

“Both players have until 6pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016 to reply to their charge.”

Fellaini is not in danger of missing United’s FA Cup final date with Crystal Palace should he be suspended as the Red Devils have three Premier League games left to play before the Wembley fixture.