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West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving match official by FA

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving match official by FA

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West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been charged by the Football Association for deceiving a match official in his side's 3-0 win at Stoke on Saturday.

The Argentine won a penalty in the 18th minute at the bet365 Stadium having gone to ground following a challenge from Stoke defender Erik Pieters.

The incident was reviewed by a three-person panel on Monday, with all three agreeing unanimously that Lanzini successfully deceived match officials.

West Ham and Lanzini have until 6pm on Tuesday to decide whether to accept a two-match ban or to contest the charge.

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If Lanzini contests the charge, the matter will be resolved by the Independent Regulatory Commission.
Sky Sports News understands the Independent Regulatory Commission would review and decide before West Ham's Carabao Cup quarter-final match against Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday.

Lanzini becomes just the second Premier League player to be charged this season for deception.

Everton forward Oumar Niasse was banned for two matches after successfully deceiving match officials to win a penalty in his side's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in November.

Source: skysports.com