Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2 – Neil Swarbrick

Sadio Mane’s name was a major talking point this weekend with his antics during his side’s win over Crystal Palace and when I look back at the incidents I’d be inclined to say Neil got one right, one wrong.

Regarding the dive I agreed with Neil to caution the player. Those who say it’s a penalty it’s important to remember that not every bit of contact warrants a foul. If he had gone down straight away you could perhaps understand Liverpool’s frustration, but the player delays himself before hitting the ground and that for me is deceiving the referee.

Then onto the handball saga…

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