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Mohamed Salah cheating eases Liverpool to win – BBC Sport pundits say he clearly ‘conned’ the referee

11 months ago
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Mohamed Salah is a great player but also a cheat.

Good to see the pundits on BBC Sport calling out the Liverpool player after an outrageous dive against Newcastle United.

Jamaal Lascelles had already gifted the scousers the opening goal and only two minutes into the second half it was all over.

Paul Dummett touched Mohamed Salah on the arm and he embarrassingly threw himself to the ground.

Even Liverpool fans will surely be admitting that this is not acceptable.

The sooner VAR is in operation then the quicker they can start knocking these poor decisions on the head and properly punish cheats like Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian international taking full advantage of deceiving the match officials when stepping up and putting the resultant penalty away himself.

On a day when Liverpool were always going to win, Mohamed Salah might be wishing he’d saved the cheating for a game where it might be needed more later in the season.

Hopefully match officials will have his card marked now.

Kevin Kilbane speaking on BBC Sport about Mohamed Salah cheating to help Liverpool beat Newcastle :

“We have become accustomed to saying when you are commentating: ‘There’s contact but that’s not enough to send him over’, he (Mohamed Salah) has dived.

“He has felt the slightest of touches and dived.

“He has gone over after feeling contact, as soon as players are feeling any sort of contact they go to ground and win penalties.

“That is not enough and in my mind that is not enough for that to be a penalty.”

Dion Dublin also on BBC Sport :

“Arms in the air and he falls to floor…so dramatic, going to the ground despite little contact.

“Mohamed Salah has gone down and he has conned the referee.

“We often say don’t give the referee a chance, so don’t touch him…but how else are you supposed to win the ball?

“You have got to make contact at some stage and I don’t think it’s a foul, I really don’t.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Liverpool 4 Newcastle 0

Goals:

Liverpool: Lovren 11, Salah 47 pen, Shaqiri 79, Fabinho 85

Possession was Liverpool 76% Newcastle 24%

Total shots were  Liverpool 16 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Liverpool 8 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Liverpool 10 Newcastle 2

Referee: Graham Scott

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 81), Hayden, Diame, Kenedy (Longstaff 73), Muto, Joselu

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Perez, Rondon, Manquillo, Schar

Crowd: 53,318 (Newcastle 3,000)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the 4-0 defeat – Read HERE)

(After 4-0 hammering Rafa Benitez reveals no signings lined up for January – Read HERE)

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