Tuesday 22 October 2019

Salah produced '9.9 Tom Daley dive' claims Warnock

Mohamed Salah wins a penalty after being fouled by Sean Morrison. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Mohamed Salah wins a penalty after being fouled by Sean Morrison. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chris Bascombe

Neil Warnock raged against the "Olympic diving" of Mohamed Salah as he made his customary curse on officials following Cardiff City's defeat by Liverpool.

Salah earned his side an 81st-minute penalty after being tugged by defender Sean Morrison. Warnock insisted it was a "soft" call by referee Martin Atkinson.

"I thought it was a soft one. We gave him an opportunity, didn't we?" Warnock said. "He's got his arms around him and everything. I think the end of it was a 9.9 Tom Daley job. I don't think he could have got much higher off the diving board at the end of it.

"But I'm sure you'll be saying Warnock is a moaning so-and-so again. I think just after half-time, the tug on Morrison's shirt should have been spotted.

"He's been pulled from pillar to post, has Morrison, and we've not had a penalty, so we're not going to start getting them now.


"They said on TV that the sun was really bright and got in the linesman's eyes. I think Jamie Carragher explained on TV in 3D how the linesman got it wrong against Chelsea."

Cardiff have shown their survival quest still has life, although Warnock rejected the accusation that the playing surface was dangerous, having been alerted to comments by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

"No it wasn't. It was watered before the game so I don't understand," Warnock said.

"I see where he's coming from. Unless the groundsman thought there was a hosepipe ban like the old days, but as far as I know it was watered. I think Jurgen should do a job swap with me. They're doing so well that I could have a go and he comes down here.

"They are a good side, aren't they? There's not a weakness in their team or even the bench.

"It's a fabulous title race because both sides are unbelievable." (© Daily Telegraph)


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