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Man United & Leicester City stars charged with violent conduct, face three-game bans

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester City defender Robert Huth have both been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association and face bans that could end their respective seasons.

According to NBC Sports, Fellaini struck Huth with his elbow after having his hair pulled by the Leicester back during a set-piece. The incident was not seen by officials during the Man United home game but was caught and video and subsequently reviewed by the FA.

Fellaini and Huth will each receive three-game match bans if found guilty, and they have until Wednesday to appeal. The ban for Huth will likely extend into the 2016-17 season.

The match itself resulted in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, temporarily putting the Foxes’ title chase on hold. But they clinched the title the following day with a 2-2 draw between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Most notably, Chelsea striker Diego Costa received a similar ban for violent conduct earlier this season after grabbing the face of Arsenal defender Gabriel in a loss to the Gunners.

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