West Ham's Lanzini banned for two matches for diving

West Ham's Lanzini banned for two matches for diving

LONDN, Jan. 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Lanzini (C) of West Ham United breaks through during the third round match of FA Cup between West Ham United and Manchester City at the London Stadium in London, Britain on Jan. 6, 2017. Manchester City won 5-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan/IANS)
LONDN, Jan. 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Lanzini (C) of West Ham United breaks through during the third round match of FA Cup between West Ham United and Manchester City at the London Stadium in London, Britain on Jan. 6, 2017. Manchester City won 5-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan/IANS)

London, Dec 20 (IANS) West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini has been banned for two matches for diving in Saturday's English Premier League win at Stoke, the FA announced here.The 24-year-old Argentine forward fell to the ground as he was challenged by defender Erik Pieters and the Hammers were awarded a penalty, which put them 1-0 up in a 3-0 victory, reports Xinhua news agency. "Lanzini will serve a two-match suspension with immediate effect after his denial of a charge of 'Successful Deception of a Match Official' was rejected," the FA said in a statement.He will miss Saturday's EPL visit of Newcastle United.--IANSsam/bg

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