Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will miss three matches after an appeal against his red card in Saturday’s two -two draw with Stoke City was rejected.
The twenty-nine-year-old’s wrongful dismissal claim was rejected by the Football Association and he misses games against Everton, West Ham and Middlesbrough.
The England forward was sent off by referee Craig Pawson in the twenty-eighth minute for a tackle on Stoke’s Mame Diouf.
Vardy made a two-footed tackle, won the ball, but clipped Diouf’s shins.
Vardy misses Leicester’s next three Premier League games over the festive period, but will be available for their FA Cup third-round tie at Everton on seven January.