Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy has been suspended for three games after accepting a Football Association violent conduct charge, the FA has announced.

The Cardiff forward clashed with De Guzman in the second half of his side’s 3-0 defeat and the FA confirmed on Sunday they were aware of the incident.

However, Manchester City's Yaya Toure escaped punishment after he kicked Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Referee Andre Marriner has confirmed that did not see the punch, and so the FA decided it was necessary to refer the issue to a three-man disciplinary panel, who in turn decided a charge of violent conduct was warranted.

An FA statement said: 'Cardiff City’s Craig Bellamy will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge of violent conduct.

Bellamy was charged following an incident which occurred during Cardiff’s game against Swansea City on Saturday [8 February 2014].

The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.'

The incident spoiled an impressive performance from Bellamy in an otherwise miserable day for Cardiff.
The 34-year-old is likely to retire in the summer, but Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will attempt to persuade him to change his mind.

Solskjaer said: ‘Craig can definitely go on beyond this season. His body is in good shape, there’s no fat on him and he looks after himself – so it’s all about how long he wants to play football.