Aston Villa's Bacuna given six-match ban after linesman altercation

Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna has been banned for six games following an altercation with an assistant referee in their home win over Derby.

He barged the official with his chest in the fourth minute of stoppage time at the end of last Saturday's game.

Bacuna, 25, admitted a charge of violent conduct "in circumstances where the standard three-match ban would be clearly insufficient".

The Dutchman has made 25 appearances for Villa this season, scoring once.

More follows.


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