Everton ace to miss West Ham, Wigan and Chelsea clashes
17:48 17 December 2012
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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been banned for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct for his clash with Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross.
The Football Association brought the charge retrospectively after reviewing footage of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.
Fellaini and Everton accepted the charge, little surprise considering the player had already apologised and his manager David Moyes also condemned the incident.
The 25-year-old will now miss Everton’s Christmas fixtures against West Ham, Wigan and Chelsea and will not be available again until the trip to Newcastle on January 2.