Mane accused of diving

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been accused of diving to win his side the penalty against Leicester City at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's remain the only side in the Premier League with a perfect record this season following their 2-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday.

The game was seemingly headed for a draw until Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have fouled the Senegal international, prompting the referee to award the spot-kick.

Former Everton defender Kevin Kilbane says there was contact, but feels Mane went down too easily.

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“I don’t think it’s a penalty, but there was contact initially from Albrighton on Mane,” he told BBC Final Score.
 
“But Mane pulls away and then dives. They’re not going to overturn that because that’s not a clear and obvious error because there actually was contact in the lead-up to it.
 
“But I think Mane fell over and dived to win the penalty, I really do.”

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