English Premier League: Everton’s Oumar Niasse becomes first EPL player charged under new diving rules rules


Story highlights

  • Niasse charged with “profitable deception of a match official”
  • Has till 6:00pm GMT to reply
  • Third participant to be charged in English soccer this season

The Senegalese worldwide gained a controversial penalty in his membership’s Premier League conflict in opposition to Crystal Palace Saturday, taking place below a problem from Scott Dann.

Niasse was formally charged with “profitable deception of a match official,” after referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot following the incident.

Leighton Baines took the penalty to degree the scores at 1-1 — Niasse later went on to attain Everton’s second equalizer because the match completed 2-2.

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Everton's Oumar Niasse of Everton is tackled by Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp.

The 27-year-old Niasse has till 6:00pm GMT to reply.

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An unbiased three-person panel, made up of 1 former participant, a proper official and a former supervisor, unanimously agreed on the choice to cost Niasse.

The brand new guidelines, launched in Might of this yr, have already seen two decrease division gamers suspended for 2 matches.

Shaun Miller, a ahead for fourth tier Carlisle, was banned for 2 video games in October and Bailey Wright, a defender for second tier Bristol Metropolis, was given the identical punishment earlier this month.

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