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Leicester fined £20,000 for failing to ensure players conducted

Premier League leaders Leicester have been fined £20,000 after accepting an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion against West Ham.

The Foxes were incensed when referee Jon Moss awarded a penalty to striker Andy Carroll late in the game as West Ham sealed a point at the King Power stadium.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been a further one-match ban following his angry reaction to being sent off

The sanction has been accepted by Leicester with an FA statement reading: ‘The club has been fined £20,000 after accepting an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.Vardy was controversially shown a second yellow card in the West Ham draw for a dive in the second-half

The standard penalty, which the club accepted, followed an 83rd minute incident during the same fixture.’

Meanwhile, the FA also confirmed Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been banned for a further game and fined £10,000.

The England forward will miss Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United, where a victory will see the Foxes win the title.

He was hit with an improper conduct charge, one which he admitted, following his reaction to referee Moss after being sent off for diving in the 2-2 draw with the Hammers.

Vardy, Leicester’s 22-goal top scorer, requested a personal hearing as he wanted to explain his outburst but will sit out another game.

An FA statement read: ‘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.

‘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.’

Vardy will return for Leicester’s final home game of the season against Everton on May 7, having missed Sunday’s 4-0 win over Swansea.

His replacement, Leonardo Ulloa, scored twice as Claudio Ranieri’s side temporarily moved eight points clear at the top with a comfortable victory.

Vardy looks incredulous after being denied a penalty and picking up a second caution for simulation

Newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring while Marc Albrighton added a late fourth.

Second-placed Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday closed the gap to seven points but their failure to win means Leicester only need three points from their final three games to take the title.

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