Everton’s Oumar Niasse Charged With Alleged Act Of Stimulation

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with alleged act of simulation against Crystal Palace after his dive during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.

New laws were introduced in May, which allows players to be charged and the Senegal international is the first Premier League player to be charged by the Football Association for ‘successful deception of a match official.’

Forward Shaun Miller of League Two side Carlisle was the first to receive a ban for two games in October, whilst earlier this month Bristol City defender Bailey Wright was suspended for two games.

Watford striker Richarlison and Manchester City defender Bernardo Silva have already been investigated and subsequently escaped charge this season for similar incidents.

The Everton striker went down inside the Palace box with referee Anthony Taylor deeming the Senegal international had been fouled by Eagles defender Scott Dann.

A penalty was awarded in the 5th minute for his theatrical fall from the collision. Leighton Baines went on to send the goalkeeper Julian Speroni the wrong way to equalise.

A statement on the FA website read: ‘Everton’s Oumar Niasse has been charged for ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ following the game against Crystal Palace on 18 November 2017.

It is alleged he committed an act of simulation which led to a penalty being awarded in the fifth minute of the game.

He has until 6pm on 21 November 2017 to respond.

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.’