Marcus Rashford accused of diving after winning Manchester United a soft penalty against Swansea

The young forward was accused of diving after going to ground to win Manchester United a penalty at the end of the first-half of their match against Swansea

Sunday 30 April 2017 13:16
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Rashford went to ground very softly in the first-half
Rashford went to ground very softly in the first-half

Marcus Rashford has been accused of diving after winning Manchester United a penalty in the first half of their Premier League clash with Swansea City.

The United frontman beat Lukasz Fabianski to a loose ball, prodding it ahead.

But Fabianski, realising his mistake, pulled back his arms.

Rashford took a tumble to win United a cheap penalty

Rashford nonetheless managed to dangle a leg and make contact with the Swansea keeper but was already on his way down with the ball well out of reach.

Neil Swarbrick waited and waited but then pointed to the spot, roared on by the Stretford End but leaving much of the viewing public back home stunned.

It was a dive, they chimed in near-universal agreement, with BT Sport pundit Graham Poll eventually admitting it should have been a yellow card for the England striker.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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