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Tyrone Mings, left, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Tyrone Mings, left, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Tyrone Mings, left, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Bournemouth say they are "extremely disappointed" after Tyrone Mings was found guilty of a stamp on Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic which will see the defender serve a five-match ban.

Ibrahimovic was suspended for three games after he accepted a violent conduct charge from the FA after striking Mings in the face with his elbow when the defender had moments earlier landed with his boot on the head of the Swedish striker.

Mings has been given a longer suspension following a hearing at which the player contested both the charge and the claim. The FA stated the standard punishment of three matches for the misconduct committed would have been "clearly insufficient".

Irish Independent