Twitter Debates Wayne Rooney Penalty: Did He Dive?


There were plenty of contentious decisions during Manchester United’s 3-1 FA Cup victory over Preston North End at Deepdale last night- but none have caused a debate like the penalty in the closing stages.

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With the match delicately poised 2-1 in United’s favour, captain Wayne Rooney surged forward and threw himself to ground for what seemed to be a stonewall penalty. However, replays showed their was no contact and Rooney had, in fact, dived.

A debate then followed, with Martin Keown adding fuel to the fire by saying it was a dive but was also somehow a definitely penalty, as Twitter users had their say on the game’s talking point.