Mile Jedinak: Crystal Palace player banned for four games

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak (right) and West Ham's Diafro Sakho
Jedinak (right) has returned to Palace after winning the Asian Cup with Australia

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been banned for four matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct for elbowing West Ham striker Diafra Sakho on Saturday.

Jedinak, 30, elbowed Sakho near the end of Palace's 3-1 victory at Upton Park.

The incident was missed by the match officials but caught on video, allowing the FA to take retrospective action.

Jedinak's ban begins immediately, ruling him out of Tuesday's Premier League trip to Southampton.

He will also miss home games against QPR and Manchester City and an away match against Stoke City.

A three-man panel reviewed Saturday's footage and unanimously agreed Jedinak should have been sent off.

The Palace and Australia captain received an extra game in addition to the usual three-match suspension for violent conduct as he has already been sent off this season.

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