Jamie Vardy has seen his ban extended to two matches after his reaction to his sending off last week against West Ham.
A red card, (second yellow card) is usually a one match ban but a regulatory commission handed the England international a one-game extra ban over his FA improper-conduct charge.The three-man panel decided Vardy’s angry reaction to being sent off against West Ham was worthy of further punishment and Claudio Ranieri will have to do without his top scorer for a second match in succession. Vardy missed Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, watching from his executive box at the King Power Stadium, before attending the PFA awards in London and collecting a commemorative plate for scoring in a record 11 Premier League games in a row.
Vardy jabbed a finger at Moss and swore but hoped his record of never previously being sent off in the Football League might serve as mitigation. He has also not been booked for simulation before in the Premier League and Roy Hodgson argued that his reaction was ‘human’.But the panel ruled his aggression warranted a further one-match suspension, meaning Vardy, who has scored 22 Premier League goals this campaign, will be absent again for the encounter at Old Trafford as Leicester bid to secure the Premier League title.The 29-year-old was also handed a £10,000 fine.
Leicester city will now be hoping Leonardo Ulloa who played in the absence of Vardy and scored a brace will be in form to fire them over Manchester United at oldtrafford and clinch a surprise Premier league title ahead of title rivals Tottenham who travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.