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‘Poor from him’ – fans react as Lanzini faces ban

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West Ham United midfielder faces FA action and a possible three game ban over an alleged dive during the the Hammers win at Stoke on Saturday.

The controversy ensued after Lanzini, who was bursting into the Stoke box, appeared to dive over defender Eric Pieters in order to earn his side a penalty – from which Noble promptly opened the scoring.

David Moyes’ side came out 3-0 winners at the bet365, with goals from former Potter Marko Arnautovic and Diafra adding to Noble’s spot-kick and sealing the impressive victory.

The win means David Moyes’ side have now picked up seven of their possible last nine points, after a victory over Chelsea and a draw with fellow Londoners Arsenal only days later.

Should Lanzini be punished for his role in the goal, he would become only the second player in League history to be so for ‘simulation’.

Everton’s was found guilty by the FA following a similar incident last month.

The won his side a penalty during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace after going down without contact, however was given a two-game ban by the FA for his efforts.

The West Ham fans – and the rest of the League by the looks of it – don’t seem to be able to argue …

The official West Ham twitter account may beg to differ however …

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