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Manchester United loanee Kieran O'Hara has been banned for six matches for biting an opponent.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper who is currently on loan with Burton Albion was found guilty of an FA charge following an altercation with Sammie Szmodics in the 1-1 draw at home to Peterborough.

Reports following the match said that O'Hara was believed to have bitten the arm of Posh forward Sammie Szmodics.

Szmodics is understood to have complained to referee Brett Huxtable following the incident. However, no action was taken at the time and O'Hara did not receive a caution or red card.

Huxtable did mention the incident in his post-match report, but Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby that Peterborough had not made a complaint.

"The referee said if an allegation had been made, he had to put it in his report, which is understandable, but we are very surprised it got to that stage," Clough said on Wednesday.

"Peterborough haven't chased it. It literally has come from the referee, who has to report it when the allegation is made, and the FA have chosen to charge him."

An FA spokesperson said the breach of FA Rule E3 "amounted to violent and/or improper conduct [and] the charge was subsequently found proven".

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