Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah accused of diving vs Newcastle

Mohamed Salah’s penalty for Liverpool vs Newcastle

Newcastle fell behind to Liverpool at Anfield in the first half on Boxing Day.

After the Magpies failed to clear their lines, Dejan Lovren smashed home a rocket to open the scoring.

Early in the second half Liverpool doubled their lead from the penalty spot.

Mohamed Salah was the creator of his own spot-kick.

The Liverpool forward broke into the Newcastle box on the right hand side.

Without question Paul Dummett put his hand on Salah’s arm as he raced into the box.

Paul Dummett vs Mohamed Salah (1)

Paul Dummett vs Mohamed Salah (2)

But did Salah use that opportunity to con the ref into pointing to the spot?

Salah fell dramatically in the Toon box to ensure Mike Dean blew his whistle.

Mohamed Salah wins a penalty vs Newcastle (1)

Mohamed Salah wins a penalty vs Newcastle (2)

Mohamed Salah backlash

Most would agree that Salah deserved a penalty against Newcastle.

However that didn’t stop the detractors from voicing their opinions on social media.

Of course, it’s hard not to have sympathy for Newcastle fans who saw Kenedy denied a penalty last weekend against Fulham when he was tugged in the box.

Newcastle & Kenedy penalty shout vs Fulham’s Joe Bryan (2)

Some believe that Mo Salah should be punished for diving against Newcastle.

That will never happen.

Social media reaction

Also see: Rumour: Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool quit threat if Israeli Moanes Dabour moves to Anfield.

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