Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will miss his side’s bid for Premier League title glory at Manchester United on Sunday after receiving an additional one-match ban, according to reports.
The 29-year-old has already sat out one game for his red card in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with West Ham last week, missing the 4-0 win over Swansea, but after accepting a Football Association charge of improper conduct an independent regulatory committee has handed down a further game’s suspension.
That means Vardy will miss his side’s trip to Old Trafford where victory would seal a memorable title triumph after Tottenham dropped points in Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.
The England international saw red against West Ham in controversial circumstances after receiving a second yellow card for diving from referee Jon Moss, who was then confronted by a furious Vardy.
That reaction earned him the charge of improper conduct, which he accepted but requested a personal hearing in a bid to try and persuade leniency.
Vardy, who has also been fined £10,000 by the FA, will be available for Leicester’s final two games of the season against Everton and Chelsea, meaning he will be present for the title-winning moment if Claudio Ranieri’s men fail to get the job done at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Neither Leicester nor the FA were available for comment when contacted on Monday.