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Aston Villa fans on Twitter react to Dwight Gayle's dive during West Brom's draw against Nottingham Forest

Aston Villa fans light up the Holte End in memory of ex Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Preston North End at Villa Park on...

Newcastle United loanee Dwight Gayle helped West Brom record a draw against Forest on Tuesday night ahead of their clash against Aston Villa.

WBA player Dwight Gayle is fouled for a penalty in the last minutes of the game during the Sky Bet Championship EPL match between West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest at The...

Aston Villa fans on Twitter have hit out at West Brom striker Dwight Gayle for his dive during his side's 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night at the Hawthorns. 

Forest were leading the encounter 2-1 with minutes left on the clock when Gayle went down easily despite there being minimal contact on the player. 

The Newcastle United loanee clearly exaggerated his fall to the floor, but referee Lee Mason pointed to the spot, with the controversial penalty converted by Jay Rodriquez. 

 

Albion take on rivals Aston Villa for their next league fixture on Saturday and it remains to be seen if Gayle will be punished for his actions.

Villa fans on Twitter wanted the experienced player banned for the weekend because they were in no doubt that he 'cheated' to win the win the penalty. 

Another Villa supporter was critical of the 'shocking' refereeing on the night, with Martin O'Neill missing out on the chance of securing another three points as Forest manager. 

Here is a selection of Villa supporters on Twitter reacting to Gayle's dive: 

Over the course of the season, Gayle has played 25 games in the second tier of English football this season, scoring 16 goals and supplying six assists to his teammates, according to transfermarkt.

Despite being a striker, Albion manager Darren Moore has played Gayle out wide for some parts of this season, including during his side's 2-2 draw against Villa in December.

That point keeps the Midlands outfit in the Championship's top four, six points behind leaders Norwich and four points behind second-placed Leeds United.

West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore looks on at the Bet365 Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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