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Soccer star charged with ‘successful deception’ of ref

The Senegalese international won a controversial penalty in his club's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace Saturday, going down under a challenge from Scott Dann.Follow @cnnsportNiasse was officially charged with "successful deception of a match official," after referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot following the incident.Leighton Baines took the penalty to level the scores at 1-1 — Niasse later went on to score Everton's second equalizer as the match finished 2-2.READ: Former Real Madrid star Pepe calls on Cristiano Ronaldo to 'come to Besiktas'READ: Paul Pogba dedicates goal to migrants sold as slaves in LibyaThe 27-year-old Niasse has until 6:00pm GMT to respond.READ: The female referee shattering football's glass ceilingAn independent three-person panel, made up of one former player, a formal official and a former manager, unanimously agreed on the decision to charge Niasse.The new rules, introduced in May of this year, have already seen two lower division players suspended for two matches.Shaun Miller, a forward for fourth tier Carlisle, was banned for two games in October and Bailey Wright, a defender for second tier Bristol City, was given the same punishment earlier this month.

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