Sunderland striker Fabio Borini reveals how he goes about winning penalties

Fabio Borini

We're not entirely sure if it was that wise telling everyone how you win a penalty...

A lot of footballers have managed to get themselves a reputation for running into the box and falling over when brushed by even the gentlest of of breezes. 

We saw Ashley Young take a brilliant tumble during Manchester United's win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League the other week. And we saw Chelsea's Loic Remy stumbling around the keeper and having a bit of a 'mare against Stoke City.

So, with diving prevalent and what strikers do to try and win a penalty, the debate was pretty heated on BT Sport's Fletch and Sav as Ray Wilkins, David Ginola and Sunderland striker Fabio Borini debated the issue of the day.

And it seems that Borini has given us some inside information here on just how he would go about winning a penalty or a free-kick for his team.

Borini told Fletch and Sav: "As a striker I will use the goalkeeper to get the penalty, I know that I touched the ball and that he is coming out so I will keep running and hit the goalkeeper and probably go down and that's a free-kick (or penalty) because there is contact."

Now, we're not exactly sure if it was so wise for the Italian to tell every Premier League goalkeeper and referee how he goes about winning a penalty, and we're sure Sam Allardyce won't be best pleased.


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