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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