But a very effective one
Liverpool striker David Ngog saved Rafa Benitez’s blushes by cheating to win his side a penalty against Birmingham last night. Steven Gerrard converted the spot-kick to salvage a draw and avoid yet another embarrassing defeat.
The Blues were fuming, with ex-Evertonian Lee Carsley protesting that he had not made contact with Ngog. The replays show there was no contact at all.
Carsley said after the match: Carsley added: “I’m sure Ngog has got a family – well if I went home having done that I’d be embarrassed.”
How important will that dive be come the end of the season?