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Confirmed: Everton striker Oumar Niasse handed two-game ban for dive against Crystal Palace

Oumar Niasse won a penalty for Everton in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has become the first Premier League to be banned for diving.

The Toffees forward has been slapped with a two-game ban after being charged with simulation in last Saturday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

Niasse won a controversial penalty, under pressure from Scott Dann, and was restrospectively charged with 'successful deception of a match official'.

READ MORE: Everton striker Oumar Niasse charged by FA for diving against Crystal Palace

The 27-year-old appealed the charge, but it was quickly rejected and he will now miss Everton's next two matches against Southampton on Sunday and at home to West Ham on 29 November.

More to follow…

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