Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi has been banned for three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

The 22-year-old Frenchman appeared to catch Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in the face with an elbow in the ninth minute of Rovers' 3-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Referee Mark Halsey did not see the incident at the time but it was caught on video and that prompted the charge.

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