Shelvey given 4-match ban for elbowing Emre Can

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Shelvey given 4-match ban for elbowing Emre Can [divider]

The FA have given Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been given a four-match ban for violent conduct.

Shelvey elbowed Emre Can in the face during Swansea’s 4-1 defeat against his former club Liverpool on Monday night.

The 22-year-old apologised for elbowing Can but rejected accusations that it was intentional.

Swansea have decided not to appeal against the decision.

A statement on the Swans’ website read: “The Football Association said the incident with Liverpool’s Emre Can, which happened in front of the referee, “was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.”

“While the club supports Shelvey’s statement that the incident was unintentional, it does not believe the outcome of an appeal would prove positive for the club or player.”

Can started his first Premier League game since Liverpool’s 2-1 loss against Chelsea last month.

The 20-year-old has now made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Reds since joining from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.