West Ham United statement

Whilst West Ham United are obviously disappointed at the decision, as we have made clear throughout, we respect the rules of football and shall abide by them.

Andy Carroll will now serve a three-match suspension, which will rule him out of the Barclays Premier League fixtures at Aston Villa tomorrow and at home to Norwich City and Southampton. He will be available for selection again for the trip to Everton on Saturday 1 March.