Everton's Marouane Fellaini has been hit with a three-match ban by the Football Association.

The Belgian forward has been hit with a violent conduct charge after being found guilty of headbutting Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

"The FA has charged Everton's Marouane Fellaini retrospectively with violent conduct following his side's game at Stoke City on Saturday 15 December, 2012," read a FA statement.

"The charge is in relation to an incident in the 59th minute involving Fellaini and Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross, which was not seen by the match officials, but caught on video.

"The referee confirmed that he saw two further incidents in the 71st and 91st minutes, also involving Fellaini and Shawcross, neither of which he deemed to be violent conduct."

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