Dele Alli, Tottenham utility midfielder will miss the rest of the season after being banned for three games for violent conduct during a premier league match.
The England international Alli was named as the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year on Sunday.
Alli, 20, contested the standard three-match penalty as “clearly excessive”, but that claim was rejected, said the Football Association.
The 26th-minute incident was not in the referee’s report of Monday’s 1-1 draw.
However, it was caught by cameras and reviewed by an independent panel.
It means his next competitive game could be England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia in Marseille on 11 June, if selected.