Man Utd Handed Major Boost As Key Leicester Man Ruled Out Of Pivotal Clash
Manchester United have been handed a major boost ahead of their clash with Leicester City after one of the Foxes key players was ruled out of the game.
Manchester United have been handed a major boost ahead of their clash with Leicester City after Jamie Vardy was slapped with an additional one-game ban, ruling him out of the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Vardy was sent off during the Foxes 2-2 draw with West Ham last weekend after being shown a second yellow card for diving shortly after half time.
This led to an angry reaction from the England international as he aggressively confronted referee Jon Moss following his dismissal and the striker was soon hit with an FA charge of improper conduct.
Vardy accepted the charge and the FA confirmed late last night that the 29-year-old would serve an additional one-game suspension as well as pay a £10,000 fine. Leicester have also been fined £20,000 for failing to control their players.
“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Jamie Vardy has been given a one-match suspension with immediate effect, fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct.
“The Leicester City forward had accepted an FA charge of improper conduct following his second half dismissal against West Ham United on Sunday 17 April 2016.
“Meanwhile, the club has been fined £20,000 after accepting an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
“The standard penalty, which the club accepted, followed an 83rd minute incident during the same fixture.”
Vardy served his original one-game ban during Leicester’s 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City on Sunday but the additional one-game means he’ll now miss the trip to Man Utd this weekend.
The game at Old Trafford is going to be pivotal at the top end of the table as a win for Leicester would clinch the Premier League title following Tottenham’s draw with West Brom last night.
However, the match is also vitally important for United as they look to close the five-point gap on fourth-placed Arsenal, so it will come as a huge boost to Louis van Gaal’s side that Vardy won’t be available for selection.
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