Tarkowski given three-match ban

English Premier League

The 25-year-old appeared to elbow Brighton's Glenn Murray during Saturday's goalless Premier League draw, something that was not spotted by the match officials.

Tarkowski initially accepted the charge but appealed the length of the suspension, arguing the three-game ban was excessive.

However, an independent regulatory commission has rejected the appeal, leaving the defender to miss the top-flight games against Tottenham, Manchester United and Huddersfield.