Jack Grealish banned for this ugly stamp

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been banned for three games after accepting a charge of violent conduct.

The 21-year-old will serve the suspension immediately meaning he will miss Villa's Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading on Tuesday - as well as their Second City derby with Birmingham at the end of the month.

Grealish avoided punishment in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wolves after he stamped on Conor Coady during the game at Villa Park.

England Under-21 international Grealish accepted the charge but felt the three-game ban was excessive. His claim was rejected.

An FA statement read: "Aston Villa's Jack Grealish will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he committed an act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video."

He will also miss Saturday's visit of Fulham in a blow to new boss Steve Bruce who took charge at the club last week.

The Wolves draw was his first game in charge and left Villa 20th in the table and one point above the relegation zone.

They have won just once this season and Roberto Di Matteo was sacked earlier this month after only 12 games at the club.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Arsene Wenger could sacrifice transfer fee to keep Alexis Sanchez

Emphatic win for Real Madrid against Barcelona

We can compete against the best, says Dublin camogie manager ahead of semi-final against champions

Celtic plant one foot in Champions League group door with comfortable 5-0 win over Astana


Today's Stories

Arsene Wenger puts football ahead of money in Sanchez saga

I’m ready to answer autumn call, says Jack Conan

City boost as Alan Bennett escapes further sanction

Tipperary mourn hurling legend Liam Devaney

Lifestyle

Can experiencing awe really make us better people?

Summer solutions to survive the school holidays on a budget

An Inconvenient Sequel offers solutions rather than problems

Irish fans remember Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

More From The Irish Examiner