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Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth banned for three games

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Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been given three-match bans after being charged with violent conduct.

Manchester United's Fellaini and Leicester City's Huth were involved in an ugly incident during the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, where United's Belgian midfielder was caught elbowing the former Chelsea man after having his hair pulled.

United announced the punishment on their official website. Both players accepted their respective charges, though Huth had been hoping to avoid a three-match ban which he deemed "excessive."

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It means Huth will now miss the rest of Leicester's remarkable season, as well as the first game of next campaign. As for Fellaini, he will play no further part in United's last-minute bid for Champions League football, and there is a possibility he could even have played his last game for the club if a new manager decides to offload him this summer. 

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal appeared to defend Fellaini's reaction after the game - claiming Huth's actions were only acceptable "in sex masochism" (yes, he actually said that), but it appears the FA have taken a dim view of the incident.

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Leicester were unable to clinch the title at Old Trafford, but they are now champions after Spurs failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. 

They will be presented with the trophy in their final home game against Everton, but Huth will be forced to watch the match from the sidelines, a dampener on what has been an excellent season for the German defender. 

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