Dundee United's Peter Houston accepts two-match ban

Peter Houston
Houston will not be on the touchline for the games against Celtic and Motherwell

Dundee United manager Peter Houston will serve a two-game touchline ban for comments criticising officials after the defeat by Aberdeen on 2 January.

Houston accepted the penalty offered by the Scottish FA's compliance officer.

The United boss was unhappy his side were not awarded a penalty and also events leading up to the Dons' equalising goal.

He will miss the games against Celtic and Motherwell.

United lost 2-1 to Aberdeen in their first fixture of the new year but Houston was unhappy with the officials, in particular the assistant referee Alan Mulvanny.

Houston felt his side should have had a penalty and they also should have been awarded a throw-in during the lead-up to the Dons' equalising goal.

The United boss speaking to BBC Scotland after the match said: "The assistant did not get involved at the penalty but certainly got involved in the equaliser.

"As far as I'm concerned, the assistant linesman on this side, I have to question his capability to perform at this level. Maybe it's too much for him."

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