Watford have confirmed that Troy Deeney has accepted his violent conduct charge and will not lodge an appeal against the three-game ban.
The club captain was charged after clashing with Stoke's Joe Allen during Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat.
He will now miss his side's upcoming games against Everton, West Ham and Newcastle.
Both Deeney and Allen were booked having squared up angrily in injury time, although the former's reaction was not immediately spotted by the referee.
A Football Association statement read: "The misconduct was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video."
The clash was sparked when Deeney appeared to attempt a cross rather than return the ball to Stoke, after the ball had been kicked out of play due to an injury.
"Clearly we kicked the ball out and the right thing to do in the spirit of the game is throw it back," said Stoke boss Mark Hughes.
"Deeney, the captain of the club, should know better but he shaped to play it into our box and that's why Joe reacted.
"More often than not those situations get revisited by people in authority and decisions are made as a consequence."
Deeney has made eight league appearances for Watford so far this season, scoring once, a penalty in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.