It is very refreshing to hear a manager that has lost a game thanks to a last minute penalty being honest enough not to accuse the opponent of diving, but that is exactly what the Burnley boss Sean Dyche has done today.
He was directly asked if he thought that Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey went down very easily to win the penalty in Sunday’s last-minute winner at Turf Moor, but he was very clear on his thoughts. “There’s definite contact. Are you kidding me?” he said.
“Have you seen this division? That was like, it was an absolute smash in the back compared to what most people go down with in this division.
He gets contact. There’s definitely a nudge in the back.
“My suggestion is I don’t think he [Ramsey] is gonna get the ball. I think it’s going over him.
“But, like I say I need to be clear on this, probably that gets given. Probably.
“But we’ve had a lot not given when it’s similar, like that. That’s all I’d say.”
So basically he is saying that Ramsey was right to go down from the push, and as you can see from the pic above it was quite a hard push lol!
But one thing Dyche is right about is that players definitely go down easier in the Premier League than they do in the lower divisions where the game is much more physical…