Vardy slapped with extended ban

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will miss his side’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday after he was handed an additional one-match suspension.

Vardy sat out the Foxes’ 4-0 win over Swansea on Sunday after his sending off against West Ham, and will not feature against the Red Devils this weekend after he was slapped with an extended suspension after being found guilty of improper conduct.

The England international angrily confronted referee Jon Moss after being sent off during the 2-2 draw with the Hammers on April 17. Vardy exchanged words with Moss and pointed his finger at the match official before making his way off the field.

Vardy, who had requested a personal hearing in the hope of avoiding additional punishment, was also fined £10,000. He will be available for the last two games of the season, against Everton and Chelsea.

The 29-year-old may now be absent when Leicester claim the Premier League title, with Claudio Ranieri’s side needing just three points from their final three matches to wrap up the silverware after Tottenham dropped points against West Brom on Monday.