- Fulham’s computerized promotion bid has been broken by prime scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic being handed a three-game suspension.
Modified 30 Jun 2020, 00:12 IST
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been handed a three-game ban by the Football Association (FA) for elbowing Leeds United defender Ben White.
The FA has retrospectively punished Mitrovic for an incident that occurred simply two minutes into Leeds’ 3-0 Championship win over Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday.
Referee Tony Harrington didn’t see the incident on the time however Mitrovic admitted the act constituted violent conduct and he has due to this fact been banned.
Fulham, fifth within the desk, are 10 factors behind leaders Leeds and 7 adrift of second-placed West Brom with seven video games to go.
Mitrovic is the Championship’s joint prime scorer having netted 23 of his crew’s 52 targets in 2019-20.
The 25-year-old will miss matches in opposition to QPR, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.
The striker admitted his behaviour in or across the third minute of the match was in breach of FA Rule E1(a) and constituted violent conduct, in an incident which was not seen by match officers however was caught on video.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) June 29, 2020
Published 30 Jun 2020, 00:12 IST
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