Chris Sutton accuses Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-min Son of 'cheating'

26th September 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter finals, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Ex Celtic player Chris Sutton watches on from the TV gantry

Heung-min Son player a big part as Tottenham Hotspur beat Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Chris Sutton has not held back in his criticism of Tottenham's Heung-min Son by stating that he was 'cheating' during his side's 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Referee Michael Olivier booked Son in the first half for diving after he was trying to take the ball around opposition defender Harry Maguire. 

Later on in the match, Olivier would go on to award the Foxes with a penalty kick, which was saved by Hugo Lloris as Son ended up wrapping up the points for his side in stoppage-time.


But after the match, Sutton ripped Son to pieces by stating that he was straight up 'cheating' during that incident as he also claimed that the Tottenham team have had 'more divers' than anybody else this season. 

"If he has overexaggerated the dive, which he did do, then he should be booked, shouldn't he?" Sutton told BBC 606. "That's cheating. It's cheating if he overexaggerated's the movement and brings it upon himself. 

"I think Tottenham have had more divers more than anybody else this season, haven't they? I think that's a fact." Sutton is then told by the presenter that Tottenham have had four players booked for diving this season.

Son Heung-min of Tottenham and Harry Maguire of Leicester City clash after a challenge which resulted in Son being booked for a dive during the Premier League match between Tottenham...

In the game itself, Davison Sanchez opened the scoring for his side after 33 minutes after he scrambled the ball home from inside the penalty area. 

Both teams produced numerous opportunities, with Leicester arguably having the better chances of the match as they were then awarded a penalty on the hour mark.

Jan Vertonghen was adjudged to have fouled James Maddison in the penalty area, with substitute Jamie Vardy seeing his spot-kick saved by the goalkeeper - Son would go onto clinch all three points for his side in the final minutes.

Nonetheless, as a result of that win, Spurs remain in third place, 10 points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal and five points behind current leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand on their rivals. 

Pep Guardiola the manager of Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri the manager of Chelsea talk prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on...

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