LONDON: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will the most important match of his life as Leicester City will play their title decider match at Old Trafford against Manchester United on Sunday after accepting a misconduct charge, England’s Football Association announced on Tuesday.
Jamie Vardy, who has also been fined £10,000 ($14,540, 12,890 euros), was charged after showing anger on a second yellow card for diving in Leicester’s recent 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
He also missed last Sunday’s 4-0 win over Swansea City through suspension and will also have to sit out this weekend’s trip to Old Trafford, where Leicester can claim their first league title if they win.
Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Jamie Vardy has been given a one-match suspension with immediate effect, fined #10,000 and warned as to his future conduct[quote]The Leicester City forward had accepted an FA charge of improper conduct following his second-half dismissal against West Ham United on Sunday 17 April 2016.[/quote]
England international Vardy, 29, is Leicester’s top scorer this season with 22 league goals.
He has also not been booked for simulation before in the Premier League, and Roy Hodgson argued that his reaction was ‘human.’
The panel ruled his aggression warranted a further one-match suspension, meaning Vardy, who has scored 22 Premier League goals this campaign, will be absent again for the encounter at Old Trafford as Leicester bid to secure the Premier League title.
Leicester City has also been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge from Football Association of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion over their angry reaction to a West Ham penalty award in the same game.
Leicester is seven points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, whose 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday left Claudio Ranieri’s side needing just three points to secure the title.
Before leaving the field, Vardy jabbed his finger and shouted at Moss, who was criticized by Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer.
Vardy will be available for the final two matches of the season against Everton (home) and Chelsea (away),