Jamie Vardy will not play in Leicester's potential title-decider against Manchester United after the striker's ban was extended by one game.
The Leicester striker attended a hearing at the FA's Wembley headquarters after attending the PFA awards in London the night before.
Leicester cope without Vardy
Vardy was forced to watch Leicester's 4-0 win over Swansea from a private box, though it appeared Claudio Ranieri's side did not miss him too much, as goals from Riyad Mahrez, Mark Albrighton, and a Leonardo Ulloa brace saw them edge three points closer to the title.
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That ban came after the forward's red card for simulation in the 2-2 draw with West Ham, but he was later faced with a further suspension for improper conduct because of his reaction to referee Jonathan Moss.
The former Fleetwood Town man, who was struggling to make the Leicester first team a year ago, was asked to explain why he felt it necessary to react in the way he did.
Tough tests ahead
Moss' performance in the game was widely criticised after giving both sides controversial penalties, and of course, sending off Vardy, but that has not helped his cause.
The alternative, and best possible outcome for Vardy, would have been a fine.
Leicester boss Ranieri could do with the 29-year-old back as Leicester now face far tougher tests than the Swansea game, travelling to Manchester United next week before finishing the season with games against Everton and Chelsea.
However, they are on the brink of being crowned champions, even without their main man. Tottenham's failure to beat West Brom at home has left Leicester just three points away from the Premier League title. A win at Old Trafford will confirm that, but Ranieri's task will now be a whole lot more difficult.
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