Diego Costa’s Gareth Barry ‘bite’: Everton player confirms he was not bitten by Chelsea striker

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has confirmed he was not bitten by Diego Costa in an incident during his team’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea.

Costa was dismissed for a second bookable offence six minutes from the end of his side’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Goodison Park after an ugly clash with Barry, during which he appeared to make a motion to bite the Toffees midfielder.

Barry has taken to social media to dispel suggestions Costa bit him.

The Football Association is awaiting referee Michael Oliver’s report before making a judgement on the Spain international’s latest misdemeanour.

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