Simulation is a constant bugbear for football fans, pundits and referees alike, so people will have been refreshed to see Michael Oliver taking a hardline stance against players bidding to fool him last night, booking Manchester United players Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj for diving in the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
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In tribute to Oliver’s performance, here is the list of the Premier League players who have been cautioned for diving the most frequently in the past two seasons.
Numbers courtesy of talkSPORT.
7 -Yaya Toure – One booking for diving every 2360 minutes
A player who doesn’t spring to mind when you think of diving cheats, but he has been cautioned twice in the past two seasons for going down too easily.