sport news Islam Slimani banned for Newcastle's last three games after accepting charge

Islam Slimani has been banned for Newcastle's final three games of the season The striker was charged after kicking out at West Brom defender Craig Dawson He admitted the offence but challenged the severity of the punishment The ban means the Algeria international's stay on Tyneside is effectively over

By Damian Spellman, Press Association Sport

Published: 12:27 BST, 3 May 2018 | Updated: 12:27 BST, 3 May 2018

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Islam Slimani will miss the final three games of his loan spell at Newcastle through suspension after accepting a charge of violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.

The 29-year-old Leicester striker was charged after kicking out at West Brom defender Craig Dawson following his introduction as a substitute during Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat at St James' Park.

While admitting the offence, which was not spotted by referee David Coote, Slimani challenged the severity of the punishment, but failed in a bid to have it reduced.

Islam Slimani embraces Craig Dawson after kicking the West Brom centre back last Saturday

Islam Slimani embraces Craig Dawson after kicking the West Brom centre back last Saturday

An FA statement said: 'Islam Slimani will miss Newcastle United's next three matches

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