‘Diver’ Callum McManaman annoys Tony Pulis

West Brom 0 Southampton 0: West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has criticised Callum McManaman for diving to try to win a penalty against Southampton. Pulis felt the winger went down easily under a challenge from Matt Targett in the area.

‘Diver’ Callum McManaman annoys Tony Pulis

“I’ve looked at it and I think Callum’s feet actually go up from under him and I don’t think the player has touched him,” he said. “I’ll be having a chat with Callum on Monday.

“I don’t like to see that. The referee and the linesman made a fantastic decision and they deserve a lot of credit.”

Saido Berahino returned as a second-half substitute following his strike threat after the Baggies rejected two deadline day bids from Tottenham.

And Pulis praised the crowd’s reaction to the striker: “I’m pleased he had such a great reception, that’s wonderful and it shows the quality and the depth of our supporters to have given him such a reception.”


Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Evans (Olsson 86), Brunt, McManaman (McClean 61), Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner, Lambert (Berahino 55), Rondón


Stekelenburg, Soares (Yoshida 75), Fonte, van Dijk, Targett, Wanyama, Davis, Tadic, Ward Prowse, Rodriguez (Mané 67), Pellè


Stuart Attwell

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