Manuel Lanzini

West Ham fans call for Spurs action after Manuel Lanzini diving charge

Huge West Ham blow

West Ham’s impressive 3-0 win over Stoke on Saturday may have come at a cost.

There were rumours that Manuel Lanzini could face a ban for diving to win West Ham a penalty to open the scoring via Mark Noble at Stoke.

It now looks like Lanzini’s ban will come to fruition.

FA panel to decide on Lanzini

On Monday, the Premier League announced the Lanzini diving incident has been referred to a Football Association Independent Regulatory Commission.

The Football Association panel features a former match official, an ex-manager and an ex-player.

All three panelists need to agree that Lanzini dived for the West Ham attacker to receive a ban.

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There is already precedent for this new rule in the Premier League. Oumar Niasse missed two Everton games for a dive against Crystal Palace.

If Lanzini is found guilty of diving by the panel, the Argentine playmaker will miss West Ham matches against Arsenal (Carabao Cup) and Newcastle (Premier League).

Lanzini was excellent at Stoke, bagging three assists in a Premier League match.

As can be seen below, West Ham fans have all pretty much reacted in unison regarding the Lanzini charge: Surely the FA have to act on horrific challenges from Spurs pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane during their Manchester City defeat.

West Ham fans react to Lanzini dive charge

Related: Everyone saw what Mark Hughes called West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic.

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