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Casemiro banned for three Man Utd games after grabbing Crystal Palace star by the throat

Casemiro will serve a three-game ban after he was sent off for violent conduct in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Red Devils and Palace players were involved in a melee in the second half of the Premier League game after Jeffrey Schlupp barged into Antony off the ball.

Both Antony and Schlupp were given yellow cards by referee Andre Marriner but VAR sqw Casemiro grabbing Palace midfielder Will Hughes by the throat during the brawl.

After being asked to review the footage on the pitchside monitor, Marriner gave the United midfielder a red card, reducing Erik ten Hag’s side to 10 men for the last 22 minutes of the game.

The Brazilian star has already served a one-game ban for picking up five cards, but he will now be forced to miss United’s next three Premier League games after being sent off for violent conduct.

The first game Casemiro will miss is against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old will now sit out of United’s trip to Elland Road next Sunday.

The final game of Casemiro’s suspension will be against Leicester City on, which means he will be available for the club’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United on February 26.


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United, meanwhile, moved up to third in the Premier League table with their 2-1 victory over Palace.

Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty gave them the lead at Old Trafford before Marcus Rashford’s finish doubled their advantage.

Schlupp pulled a goal back for Crystal Palace but Patrick Vieira’s side were unable to get an equaliser.

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