BBC African Footballer of the Year Mo Salah avoids FA sanction

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Egypt star and current African footballer of the year, Mohamed Salah, will face no action from the Football Association for the incident which saw him win a penalty in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield on Boxing Day. The Penalty was dubbed as too easy by opposing fans.salah-wij1181928114.jpg

Reds forward Salah appeared to go down easily after having his arm tugged by Paul Dummett, and Magpies boss Rafael Benitez branded the spot-kick “soft” in a post-match interview with Sky Sports.salah180619161744-25-world-cup-061918-exlarge-169-768x4311558858038.jpg

However, the FA has confirmed the second-half incident did not meet the threshold to constitute deception of a match official. The Egypt international could have faced a two-game ban had he been charged with simulation, but will now be free to take part in the crunch clashes against Arsenal and Manchester City.georginio-wijnaldum-and-mohammed-salah-656365166092115.jpg

Salah converted the penalty he won to double Liverpool’s lead following Dejan Lovren’s opener before Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho scored to wrap up a result that took Jurgen Klopp’s side six points clear at the top of the Premier League.salah-laughs-768x392538111160.jpg

Mo Salah has continued in his rich vein of form as he has found the net 12 times this season and is one behind the division’s leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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