Three-match bans for Fellaini and Huth

The Football Association has issued three-match bans to Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester defender Robert Huth for violent conduct.

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

The FA took retrospective action against the duo after television replays showed Huth pulling Fellaini's hair before the Belgian retaliated by elbowing the German.

Fellaini will now miss United's final three games of the season against Norwich, West Ham and Bournemouth as Louis van Gaal's side make a last-ditch effort to qualify for the Champions League.

Huth, meanwhile, is unavailable for the visit of Everton and trip to Chelsea on the final day, while he will also play no part in next season's curtain raiser, the Community Shield.

A statement from English football's governing body read: "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 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 [May 5]."

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