Tottenham player’s former manager accuses him of diving in NLD

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Few players had a more eventful North London Derby than Danny Rose yesterday, as the Tottenham left back was in the centre of multiple contentious decisions.

Rose will always be remembered in the history of the NLD for his screamer of a volley against Arsenal back in his younger days.

However, his former manager Gus Poyet believed Rose left a rather more negative mark on the most recent derby day.

Poyet managed Rose during a loan spell with Sunderland, and claims that Rose dived and made the most of challenges on three or four occasions against Arsenal.

The left back was called out for diving by the referee in the early minutes of the game, but was not shown a booking for the offence.

Rose was then the receiver of a nasty-looking Torreira challenge late on that earned the midfield man a red card.

Danny himself could have also seen red if the ref had spotted his studs up challenge into the chest of Bernd Leno.

Poyet had this to say (Goals on Sunday – Quoted by HITC): “I know him very well, Danny. He did three or four yesterday, no, flips? Two in the first half, every fouled he looked like he was getting killed and he [Torreira] was very unlucky.”

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