April 16, 2019 / 5:12 PM / in a month

Soccer: Everton's Gomes hit with three-match ban after accepting FA charge

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Third Round - Everton v Lincoln City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - January 5, 2019 Everton's Andre Gomes in action with Lincoln City's Harry Anderson REUTERS/Andrew Yates/File Photo

(Reuters) - Everton midfielder Andre Gomes was suspended for three matches on Tuesday after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge of violent conduct.

Gomes, on loan from Barcelona, appeared to stamp on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in Everton’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The incident in the 95th minute of the match was missed by referee Lee Probert, but was caught by the FA after a review of video evidence.

Gomes will miss Everton’s league games against Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Burnley.

The 25-year-old will be eligible to return for the Merseyside club against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the league campaign on May 12.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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