David Moyes later described Masuaku’s actions as “despicable” while the 24-year-old admitted it was “totally unacceptable”.

West Ham are set to fine the defender two weeks’ wages of around £50,000, the FA have now issued the player with a standard six-match suspension for spitting.

The ban means Masuaku will miss West Ham’s home game against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, and further matches against Brighton (away), Watford (home), Liverpool (away), Swansea (away) and Burnley (home).