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Football news - Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha handed one-match ban for improper conduct

Palace's Zaha handed one-match ban for improper conduct
By Reuters

08/02/2019 at 03:53Updated 08/02/2019 at 08:27

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has been given a one-match suspension and fined £10,000 pounds for his behaviour after being sent off against Southampton last week, the English Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Zaha, who had given Palace the lead at St Mary's, was dismissed for sarcastically applauding referee Andre Marriner in the 87th minute of the 1-1 Premier League draw, moments after being cautioned for tangling with James Ward-Prowse.

The 26-year-old continued to applaud the referee after his dismissal and reluctantly left the pitch.

Wilfried Zaha was left angered by Andre Marriner's decision to caution him

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Zaha accepted the charge at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday.

After serving a one-match ban during Saturday's 2-0 win over Fulham for the red card, Zaha now faces a second game on the sidelines.

"The suspension is not currently effective whilst the player considers his right of appeal," the FA said in a statement.

Palace host West Ham United in the league on Saturday.

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