Diving: Moses Faces Ban

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Stoke City of England forward, Victor Moses may be banned by the English Football Association if found culpable for diving in his team’s 2-1 win over Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Moses was heading into the Swansea area side by side with Angel Rangel and looked to have been impeded by Rangel. Replays showed that there was little or no contact with the winger but referee Michael Oliver wasted no time in awarding a penalty, which was converted by Charlie Adam to tie the game at 1-1after Wilfried Bony had put Swansea ahead with a penalty when the Ivory Coast forward was bundled over by Stoke’s captain Ryan Shawcross.

Jonathan Walters went on to score the winner for Stoke in the 76th minute in a game overshadowed by those two penalty calls. Swansea manager, Gary Monk who may also likely face an FA disciplinary charge over his post match comments has called for Moses to be punished for the ‘dive.

“He should be punished for diving,”Monk told the Daily Mail. Moses was replaced in the 73th minute of the game by Ousamma Assaidi.

 

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