Furious EPL Manager Slams 'Cheating' Sanchez
Furious Premier League Manager Slams 'Cheating' Alexis Sanchez
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis labelled Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez a "cheat" after his side was beaten 2-0 by the Gunners on Monday night.
The former Stoke City manager accused the Chile international of diving in the early stages of the match, and feels that referee Robert Madley should have booked him.
Pulis was also not happy with the official's decision to not award West Brom a penalty in the eighth minute of the match, a call he felt was costly to his side's chances on the night.
"Sanchez dived for the first free-kick (when Craig Dawson appeared to bring him down) – and that is cheating," Pulis said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"We don't get any reward for being honest. It could have been the player (Mustafi) sent off as well.
"Everybody has seen what's happened. I think if you want to make an example of something I think Sanchez, the first free-kick he gives on the edge of the box Sanchez dives, and he should be booked for diving in my opinion.
"I think the decisions that were made tonight it's lovely the viewers can watch them. Sanchez should get booked in the first couple of minutes for diving on the edge of the box. There's no one near him, and the referee gives a free-kick.
"Then obviously that's a penalty. If the lad's the last minute then not only is it a penalty then it should be a sending off. People say Rodriguez has been too honest and is honestly the thing to do? We haven't had a penalty for over a year now, so the facts are the facts, and I'm just pleased everybody's seen it."
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