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5 famous cheats in modern football

  • In a game of small margins and high stakes, players are willing to do anything to win. Here are 5 famous cheats in modern day football...
Sujith M
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Modified 10 Nov 2017, 00:10 IST

#3 Ashley Young


Stop it now, Ashley
Stop it now, Ashley

Throughout his lengthy career, United's Ashley Young has developed a poor reputation as one of the Premier League's worst in simulating incidents. A lot of players and pundits in the past has accused Young of manipulating the referees by diving in the box to win penalties.

Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann accused Young of blatant cheating during a Champions League encounter with Real Sociedad in 2013. He tricked referee Nicola Rizzoli into awarding him a penalty.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown also has hit out at Ashley Young for his dramatic dive in United's victory over CSKA Moscow in a 2015 Champions League game.

In another incident, Ashley Young was booked for diving by referee Jon Moss in a game against Crystal Palace in 2013.

Ashley Young has won close to 20 penalties in his Premier League career, the most for a Premier League player in the last 10 years and most of them in a very controversial circumstances. He was warned once by his manager Sir Alex Ferguson for diving.


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Published 10 Nov 2017, 00:10 IST
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