Three-match ban for Fellaini

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has accepted a three-match
suspension following his clash with Ryan Shawcross on Saturday.

Fellaini was charged with violent conduct by the Football
Association for head-butting Shawcross during the second half of
Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.

An FA statement confirmed no action will be taken over two
further clashes, when Fellaini twice raised his hands in
frustration at being held by his marker as the pair awaited
corners.

Referee Mark Halsey saw both incidents at the time and decided
neither was worthy of punishment.

Fellaini will start his suspension with immediate effect, ruling
him out of the forthcoming games against West Ham, Wigan and
Chelsea.

The Belgian, who apologised immediately after Saturday’s game,
is also likely to be fined by his club after manager David Moyes
publicly condemned his player in a post-match interview.

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