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Jamie Vardy hit with additional one-game ban - Reports

Leicester's Jamie Vardy could miss his side clinching the Premier League title
Leicester's Jamie Vardy could miss his side clinching the Premier League title

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will miss his side's bid for Barclays Premier League title glory at Manchester United on Sunday after receiving an additional one-match ban, according to reports.

The 29-year-old has already sat out one game for his red card in the Foxes' 2-2 draw with West Ham last week, missing the 4-0 win over Swansea, but after accepting a Football Association charge of improper conduct an independent regulatory committee has handed down a further game's suspension.

That means Vardy will miss his side's trip to Old Trafford where victory would seal a memorable title triumph after Tottenham dropped points in Monday's 1-1 draw with West Brom.

The England international saw red against West Ham in controversial circumstances after receiving a second yellow card for diving from referee Jon Moss, who was then confronted by a furious Vardy.

That reaction earned him the charge of improper conduct, which he accepted but requested a personal hearing in a bid to try and persuade leniency.

Vardy, who has also been fined £10,000 by the FA, will be available for Leicester's final two games of the season against Everton and Chelsea, meaning he will be present for the title-winning moment if Claudio Ranieri's men fail to get the job done at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Neither Leicester nor the FA were available for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport on Monday.

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