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Everton striker Oumar Niasse charged by FA for dive in Crystal Palace draw

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Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged by Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday’s Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Niasse, who could become the first Premier League Player to be charged, went down inside the Palace box with referee Anthony Taylor deeming the Senegal international had been fouled by Eagles defender Scott Dann.

New laws were introduced in May allowing players to be charged after a game for simulation. Carlisle forward Shaun Miller was the first to be banned for two games in October.

An FA statement read: “Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player.

“Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’.

“Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge.”

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