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Leeds forward gets eight match ban for biting

Leeds forward Souleymane Doukara has been banned for eight matches by the Football Association for biting an opponent.

The incident happened early in the second half of the February 23 Sky Bet Championship 1-1 draw with Fulham at Elland Road.

Doukara has been banned for eight matches. Credit: PA

Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta was the victim of the bite and was booked for his reaction. He was later sent off for a second bookable offence.

A FA statement read: "Souleymane Doukara will serve an eight-match suspension with immediate effect after he was found to have committed an act of violent conduct.

"The Leeds United forward was charged following an incident which occurred in the 54th minute of the game against Fulham on February 23, 2016.

"The breach of FA Rule E3, which the player denied at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday, was considered a non-standard case given the seriousness and both unusual and violent nature of the misconduct.

"Mr Doukara was also warned as to his future conduct and fined £5,000."

Leeds just good enough to beat Blackburn

Mirco Antenucci made it four goals in his last three games as his second-half strike helped Leeds to an impressive 2-1 win at Blackburn in the Sky Bet Championship.

An end-to-end first half was tilted in Leeds' favour 11 minutes before the break through Sol Bamba's second goal of the season and Italian striker Antenucci seemed to put the result beyond doubt in the 69th minute by clinically ending a counter attack.

Sol Bamba put Leeds ahead. Credit: PA

Blackburn were given hope in the final minute as Simeon Jackson fired home his first goal for the club but Leeds held on to end the hosts' four game winning run at home in the league.

It means Steve Evans' side have won two on the bounce away from home, and three successive games in the league for the first time this season.


Leeds United bring in French midfielder

Toumani Diagouraga has moved north. Credit: PA

Leeds United have completed the signing of midfielder Toumani Diagouraga from Brentford, the Yorkshire club have confirmed.

Frenchman Diagouraga has penned a two-and-a-half year deal at Elland Road.

Once I was aware Leeds were interested and a bid had been accepted, I came straight up here and made it happen.

It was a difficult decision to leave Brentford but I felt the time was right for me to take on a new challenge.

It’s a massive club with a massive fan base. It’s a club that belongs in the Premier League and one that should really be fighting for promotion.

– Toumani Diagouraga
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