Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth of Leicester have both been banned for three matches for violent conduct.
An FA statement said: “Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.
“This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.”
The pair were charged by the Football Association following their off-the-ball clash in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Sunday.
Huth was caught by TV cameras pulling Fellaini’s hair, with the United midfielder responding by swinging an elbow into Huth’s neck.