Wright hits out at Luis Suarez diving but adds Manchester City should not complain

Luis Suarez Penalty Claim

Liverpool ace Luis Suarez could have been sent off against Manchester City argues Ian Wright.

Luis Suarez failed to score in Liverpool's win over Manchester City but he remained at the heart of all the action.

The Uruguayan was booked early on for a late tackle and in the second half, City's players argued he should have received a second booking for diving.

He went to ground theatrically following an apparent coming together with Martin Demichelis, although no foul was given.

BBC pundit Ian Wright voiced his opinion on Radio 5 live, that the Liverpool striker could have been sent off, but he also argued City's players needed to look at their own performance.

He said: "I feel he's very lucky the referee didn't send him off for that (as a second booking).

"I thought today he was falling about a lot more than he has been recently.

"But there's more to look at to do with City and ask why they started more slow."

He went onto argue that City should have been better prepared for Liverpool's early barrage, pointing out their moans should be saved to look inwardly at their own performance.

It's difficult to estimate how a red card for Suarez would have influenced the game at midway through the second half, but a one game suspension certainly would have been an inconvenience to the Reds' title charge.

Fortunately it is one they do not have to worry about.

 

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