Did Samir Nasri dive against Tottenham?
‘Arry certainly thinks so
And OTP is inclined to agree. Arsenal recorded a comfortable on paper 1-4 Carling Cup victory over North London rivals Spurs last night. But the match went to extra-time and two of the goals were penalties scored in the additional half-hour.
The first of the spot-kicks, which sent the Gunners on the way to victory, was won and scored by Samir Nasri after having his back stroked by Sebastien Bassong.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: “I thought the first one was harsh. He fell over. Really I think he’s dived for the first penalty. The second penalty was a blatant one. He’s pulled him.”
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had a different view.
He said: “In my opinion there were two penalties.”